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Election workers Juanita Berry, left, and Valerie Vance gear up for the upcoming election at the Clark County Elections Office on Thursday afternoon. Ballots were due to be mailed Friday to approximately 325,000 registered voters.

The life of a ballot: Process is secure in Clark County

Election workers Juanita Berry, left, and Valerie Vance gear up for the upcoming election at the Clark County Elections Office on Thursday afternoon. Ballots were due to be mailed Friday to approximately 325,000 registered voters.

October 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Each election, Clark County voters get their ballots in mail, fill them out and return them to the county elections office. While most of us trust the process to verify and count those ballots is secure and private, do we really know what happens to ballots once they leave our… Read story

McMorris Rodgers, Hill debate abortion, election integrity, policing and more during televised debate for 5th Congressional district seat

October 21, 2022, 7:40am Election

The two women vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress next year put each other on the defensive during a televised debate broadcast Thursday in Spokane. Read story

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Sen. Patty Murray, Tiffany Smiley spar over issues, policyvideo icon

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October 21, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray isn’t a stranger to Washington politics, and this is a prime reason why her opponent wants her gone. Read story

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick and the ranking minority member of the House Public Safety Committee, speaks on the House floor, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. House members voted unanimously Thursday to approve revisions to Initiative 940, the measure voters passed in November 2018 that makes it easier to prosecute police officers for negligent shootings. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Republicans push write-in for secretary of state

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick and the ranking minority member of the House Public Safety Committee, speaks on the House floor, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. House members voted unanimously Thursday to approve revisions to Initiative 940, the measure voters passed in November 2018 that makes it easier to prosecute police officers for negligent shootings. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 20, 2022, 6:57pm Election

The campaign for Washington’s top elections official has largely skirted the proverbial elephant in the room: the voters, egged on by some politicians and candidates, who increasingly believe the state’s elections are rife with widespread fraud. Read story

FILE - Brochures are displayed at the Alaska Division of Elections office on Jan. 21, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska, detailing changes to elections this year. Alaska's races will unfold in the overhauled ranked-choice system. The system had its inaugural election this summer when Democrat Mary Peltola made history by becoming the first Alaska Native to serve in the House and the first woman to win Alaska's sole congressional seat.

EXPLAINER: How ranked choice voting works in Alaska

FILE - Brochures are displayed at the Alaska Division of Elections office on Jan. 21, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska, detailing changes to elections this year. Alaska's races will unfold in the overhauled ranked-choice system. The system had its inaugural election this summer when Democrat Mary Peltola made history by becoming the first Alaska Native to serve in the House and the first woman to win Alaska's sole congressional seat.

October 20, 2022, 2:44pm Election

One voter, one ballot. Sure. But in Alaska this year, that’s not the whole story. Read story

Democratic candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez answers a question Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

Democrats raising more than Republicans in Washington congressional races

Democratic candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez answers a question Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

October 20, 2022, 2:16pm Clark County News

As the midterm elections enter the final stretch, Democratic candidates in Washington’s two competitive U.S. House races are outraising their Republican rivals for the quarter. Meanwhile, Tiffany Smiley, the GOP candidate challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, outraised the five-term incumbent this quarter – although Murray maintains a cash advantage. Read story

Republican Mike Erickson, a businessman, is running for Oregon's 6th District U.S. House seat. Erickson faces Democrat Andrea Salinas in the state's newest district, which was created after the 2020 census.

Oregon’s newest House district holds first general election

Republican Mike Erickson, a businessman, is running for Oregon's 6th District U.S. House seat. Erickson faces Democrat Andrea Salinas in the state's newest district, which was created after the 2020 census.

October 20, 2022, 10:30am Election

On paper, Oregon’s newly created 6th Congressional District would appear to lean toward Democrats. Read story

Greg Cheney, left, and Duncan Camacho are running for the 18th District Position 2 seat in the Washington House.

Newcomers Camacho, Cheney vying for Hoff’s 18th District seatvideo icon

Greg Cheney, left, and Duncan Camacho are running for the 18th District Position 2 seat in the Washington House.

October 20, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

There was plenty of drama in the 18th District Position 2 race long before the candidates’ campaigns were in full swing. Read story

Stephanie McClintock and John Zingale are running for the 18th District Position 1 seat in the Washington House.

18th District Pos. 1 will see a new face: McClintock or Zingalevideo icon

Stephanie McClintock and John Zingale are running for the 18th District Position 1 seat in the Washington House.

October 20, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

Voters in the 18th Legislative District will choose a new representative for the Position 1 seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Brandon Vick, who served five terms. Read story

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right, in July in advance of the primary.

17th Legislative District candidates Harris, Kear differ on issuesvideo icon

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right, in July in advance of the primary.

October 19, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

State Rep. Paul Harris is seeking his seventh term in office representing the 17th Legislative District Position 2. Harris, who first took office in 2011, will face challenger Joe Kear for the seat in November. Read story