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County: 22,995 more ballots on Wednesday

October 22, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Strong turnout among early voters in the Nov. 3 election continued Wednesday, with the Clark County Elections Office reporting 22,995 new returned ballots in its daily morning update. Read story

WEB ONLY Pro-charter supporters, from left, Betty Sue Morris, Patty Reyes and Joe Toscano react to early election results at Grant House on Election night in 2014. Morris was co-chair for the campaign.

Charter enacted home rule in Clark County

WEB ONLY Pro-charter supporters, from left, Betty Sue Morris, Patty Reyes and Joe Toscano react to early election results at Grant House on Election night in 2014. Morris was co-chair for the campaign.

October 22, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Clark County voters in the November 2014 election approved a home rule charter, the document that continues to structure county government. Read story

The Clark County Public Service Center.

52 seek to be one of 15 on Clark County Charter Review Commission

The Clark County Public Service Center.

October 22, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

The question of whether Clark County Council positions should remain partisan has drawn mixed answers from candidates for the County Charter Review Commission. Read story

Elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

Clark County voter turnout high so far, ballots hit single-day high

Elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

October 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Early voter turnout in Clark County rose to 16.68 percent Tuesday in the highest single-day voter turnout on any non-Election Day in the county’s history. Read story

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Herrera Beutler, Long set fundraising record in 3rd District race

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October 20, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

In their second contest for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democrat Carolyn Long and Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler have set a record for the most expensive race in the district’s history. Read story

Elections worker John Waterbury, right, collects ballots from an official drop box near the Clark County Elections Office as Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, center, looks on, and elections worker Les Stark makes notes on Saturday morning in downtown Vancouver.

5 percent of Clark County voters have cast ballots

Elections worker John Waterbury, right, collects ballots from an official drop box near the Clark County Elections Office as Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, center, looks on, and elections worker Les Stark makes notes on Saturday morning in downtown Vancouver.

October 19, 2020, 5:57pm Clark County News

Nearly 5 percent of registered voters in Clark County have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, significantly outpacing figures from the previous presidential election cycles. Read story

Incumbent Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, left, and challenger Sue Kuehl Pederson.

Candidates for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands disagree on wildfire strategiesvideo icon

Incumbent Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, left, and challenger Sue Kuehl Pederson.

October 18, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Wildfires dominated the debate between the two candidates for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, as each painted opposing visions for what the office ought to do in order to prevent and fight fires. Read story

Vancouver resident Sharon Grammar, right, drops off her ballot while elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box near the Clark County Elections Office in downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning.

Elections workers collect first batch of ballots from Clark County drop boxes

Vancouver resident Sharon Grammar, right, drops off her ballot while elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box near the Clark County Elections Office in downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning.

October 17, 2020, 6:34pm Clark County News

Clark County Elections Office worker John Waterbury unlocked the ballot drop box at West 14th and Esther streets and murmured: "Wow." Read story

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

Gov. Inslee campaigns for Daniel Smith’s bid in 17th Legislative District

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

October 17, 2020, 5:33pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee and political newcomer Daniel Smith held a Facebook live event Saturday morning touting Smith’s campaign for senator in the 17th Legislative District. Read story

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal levy for firefighting up for renewal

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

October 16, 2020, 3:01pm Clark County News

Washougal voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether to renew a six-year property tax levy for its share of the funding for the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. Read story