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Primary & Special Election

Election Day: Aug. 4, 2020

Key Dates

Military/overseas ballots mailed: June 19

Deadline to register:

  • Online: July 27
  • In person: Aug. 4

Ballots mailed: July 17

Election Day: Aug. 4. Ballots must be postmarked or dropped in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. Aug. 4.

Preliminary results: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4

Election certification: Aug. 18

Clark County Elections Department



Voters to decide affirmative action, car tab measures

November 4, 2019, 11:20am Election

OLYMPIA — Voters in Washington have a crowded ballot to fill out for this week’s election, with a referendum on affirmative action and an initiative on the price of car tabs among the things they are being asked to decide. Read story

Auditor: New write-in laws ease workload on elections officials

November 4, 2019, 6:15am Clark County News

The five write-in candidates who have announced for office in Camas, Battle Ground and Yacolt won’t see their names on the ballot this Tuesday, of course. They also won’t see their names listed in the results. State legislators passed a new law in 2018 that changes how write-in votes are tallied. Read story

As five write-in candidates declare, Linda Smith reflects on her 1994 win

November 4, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

As legend tells it, Linda Smith entered the 3rd Congressional District race a few weeks before the 1994 primary as a write-in candidate. But she’ll be the first to tell you it really took her much longer to achieve her historic victory. Read story

Ready for Election Day? We recap races, issues facing Clark County voters

November 3, 2019, 6:04am Clark County News

There’s something particularly off about the off-year election on Tuesday. Read story

Sole contested race in Fire District 6 to be decided Tuesday

November 1, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The sole contested race for a fire district commission seat on the Nov. 5 general election ballot falls in Clark County Fire District 6, which provides fire and emergency medical services to Hazel Dell, Felida and Salmon Creek. Read story

Vancouver City Council hopefuls enter election’s home stretch

October 31, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

David Regan’s got a double-duty mission on Halloween. Read story

Here’s what Vancouver voters need to know for general election

October 24, 2019, 6:06pm Clark County News

General election ballots have already arrived in the mailboxes of Vancouver residents, and now local voters will have some decisions to make: who should sit in four city council seats, and whether to make changes to the city charter. Read story

Clark County Transportation Alliance urges voters to reject Initiative 976

October 23, 2019, 7:56pm Clark County News

A consortium of organizations and agencies that support regional transportation projects is urging voters to reject Initiative 976 on the Nov. 5 ballot. Read story

Annexation of Battle Ground into Fire District 3 to be on February ballot

October 23, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — North county residents will vote in February on whether Battle Ground should be annexed into Fire District 3, as Battle Ground city councilors moved to put the measure on the ballot. Read story

Port of Ridgefield has first contested race in 20 years

October 23, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

For the first time in 20 years, voters have a choice in a Port of Ridgefield race. Read story