Monday, July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Linkedin Pinterest
Politicsright chevron arrow icon

Election

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo vote-by-mail ballots are shown in U.S. Postal service sorting trays the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia, warning it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington counties rejected ballots from people of color, men, younger voters at higher rates

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo vote-by-mail ballots are shown in U.S. Postal service sorting trays the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia, warning it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 4, 2022, 7:38am Election

In the 2020 general election, Washington counties were more likely to reject ballots by younger voters, men and people of color, compared to other racial and demographic groups, according to a review by the state auditor’s office. Read story

The Clark County Elections Office to perform manual count Feb. 9

February 2, 2022, 5:56am Clark County News

The Clark County Elections Office will perform a hand count of about 600 randomly selected ballots to compare against machine results beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 9. Read story

Language Services and Community Engagement Specialist at King County Elections Nhien Huynh assists Jordan Landry, who is visually impaired, as he uses an Accessible Voting Unit to cast a vote in the November 2019 election while incarcerated at King County Correctional Facility.

Gov. Inslee’s budget seeks to expand voting access in Washington’s county jails

Language Services and Community Engagement Specialist at King County Elections Nhien Huynh assists Jordan Landry, who is visually impaired, as he uses an Accessible Voting Unit to cast a vote in the November 2019 election while incarcerated at King County Correctional Facility.

January 30, 2022, 2:40pm Election

Election officials across Washington state may soon have extra money to break down the barriers that often prevent county jail inmates from voting. Read story

A Senate security worker walks near a video display outside the Senate chamber showing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee testifying remotely at a committee hearing on a bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Bill targeting election lies mulled by Washington lawmakers

A Senate security worker walks near a video display outside the Senate chamber showing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee testifying remotely at a committee hearing on a bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 28, 2022, 2:10pm Election

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday urged state lawmakers to approve a bill that would make it a crime for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence. Inslee, a Democrat, said that the measure “confronts an unrelenting threat that is a… Read story

Supporters of the Ridgefield schools bond wave signs Friday at the intersection of Pioneer Street and Royle Road in Ridgefield. Ballots for the upcoming Feb. 8 special election were sent to voters Friday.

Ridgefield, other Clark County communities to vote on school funding Feb. 8

Supporters of the Ridgefield schools bond wave signs Friday at the intersection of Pioneer Street and Royle Road in Ridgefield. Ballots for the upcoming Feb. 8 special election were sent to voters Friday.

January 21, 2022, 6:47pm Clark County News

Parents and community members lined street corners and roundabouts in Ridgefield on Friday to raise awareness for a bond measure on February’s special election ballot. Read story

The Clark County Council meet Jan. 18.

Reconvened committee picks Clark County Council district map for public hearing

The Clark County Council meet Jan. 18.

January 21, 2022, 10:31am Clark County News

Clark County residents could have a new voting district map within the next few weeks. After months of wrangling by the county redistricting committee and Clark County Council, a public hearing on a single proposed map will be held early next month. Read story

Fire crews return to Vancouver Fire Station 2 after responding to a call.

Ballots on way for special election to benefit Vancouver Fire Department

Fire crews return to Vancouver Fire Station 2 after responding to a call.

January 21, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Registered voters living in Vancouver city limits will consider a property tax increase on the Feb. 8 Special Election ballot that would contribute about $15 million a year to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

The Clark County Council meet Jan. 18.

Clark County redistricting process sent back to committee in 3-2 vote by council

The Clark County Council meet Jan. 18.

January 18, 2022, 1:59pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council voted Tuesday to send the contentious process of determining council district boundaries back to the committee that previously failed to reach a decision on the issue. Read story

Ballots out next week in Feb. 8 special election

January 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

The Clark County Elections office will begin mailing ballots for the Feb. 8 Special Election on Jan. 21. Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters living in Vancouver city limits or within Evergreen, Green Mountain, Hockinson, La Center, Mount Pleasant or Ridgefield school district boundaries. Read story

Eileen Quiring O'Brien (The Columbian files)

Eileen Quiring O’Brien hangs on to Clark County Council chair role

Eileen Quiring O'Brien (The Columbian files)

January 4, 2022, 12:23pm Clark County News

The votes are in and Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring O’Brien will serve another year as chair, with fellow Councilor Karen Bowerman serving as vice chair. Quiring O’Brien held on to her role as council chair with a 3-2 vote. Read story