General election ballots due tonight

Ballots can be hand-delivered to drop-off sites

Those who waited until the last minute to vote have a few hours left to return their ballots in time to be counted for today’s General Election.

Today only, 33 ballot deposit locations throughout Clark County will be open until 8 p.m. Camas sites include Dorothy Fox Elementary School, 2623 N.W. Sierra St., Grace Foursquare Church, 717 S.E. Everett Road, Helen Baller Elementary School, 1954 N.E. Garfield St., and Prune Hill Elementary School, 1601 N.W. Tidland St. In Washougal, ballots can be delivered to the community center, 1681 “C” St.

Countywide, voters are considering the Clark County Home Rule Charter. If approved, it would change the structure of county government. It requires a 50 percent simple majority to pass.

As of this morning, of the 249,277 ballots mailed to Clark County voters, 86,161 have been returned.

In Washougal, where there are two emergency services levy lid lift propositions on the ballot, as of Monday afternoon 2,242 of the city’s 8,550 registered voters had returned their ballots, according to Election Supervisor Cathie Garber.

East County Fire and Rescue has an emergency medical services levy renewal on the ballot. Garber said of the district’s 6,842 registered voters, 2,076 have so far returned ballots.

Among the races and candidates featured on the General Election ballot are:

o Clark County Sheriff — Chuck Atkins (R), and Shane Gardner (NP)

o U.S. Rep. Third Congressional District — Bob Dingethal (D) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)

o State Rep. 18th Legislative District Position 1 — Mike Briggs (D) and Brandon Vick (R)

o State Rep. 18th Legislative District Position 2 –Liz Pike (R) and Maureen Winningham (D)

o Clark County Commissioner District 3 — Craig Pridemore (D) and Jeanne E. Stewart (R)

o Clark Public Utility District — Byron Hanke and Jane Van Dyke.

Results, which will be posted on the Post-Record’s website at www.camaspostrecord.com, are expected to be released at approximately 8 p.m.

For more information visit www.clark.wa.gov/elections.

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