General election jump start

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To date, the local election season has been rather low-key.

That, however, is likely to change in the next couple of weeks leading up to when the Clark County Elections Office is scheduled to mail out the general election ballots — Oct. 16.

The Post-Record will begin its coverage of local candidates Tuesday, Oct. 13, when its print edition will feature profiles of the men and women running for Camas and Washougal city council seats. There will also be information about the views of the two candidates who will be on the ballot, running to become the Clark County Council chairperson. Then, in the Tuesday, Oct. 20, edition, the Post-Record will publish its picks for the these local races.

In addition, voters will have several other opportunities to gather information about the candidates. Today, the League of Women Voters of Clark County is sponsoring an event that will feature candidates running for Camas City Council Ward 1 and Washougal City Council Positions 4 and 7, as well as Clark County Council Chair. It begins at 6 p.m., at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Then, on Monday, Oct. 19, the Camas Youth Advisory Council, consisting of students from Camas High School, will host its annual forum. Invited to attend are those candidates whose names will appear on the ballot for Camas City Council and Clark County Chair. It will be held following the State of the City address, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at CHS, 26900 S.E. 15th St.

These opportunities for citizens to learn more about the people who would like to earn their votes will surely provide an educational jump start to the general election season.