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Voter turnout low in Clark County heading into Election Day Feb. 11

Clark County voter turnout is predictably low heading into the weekend, with 23.8 percent of eligible voters thus far casting ballots.

The Feb. 11 special election covers school district funding measures in the Vancouver, Ridgefield, Washougal and Woodland school districts. Voters will also decide whether to annex Battle Ground into Fire District 3. Of the 146,520 eligible voters, 34,864 thus far have returned their ballots.

Turnout trends low in special elections. Turnout in the February 2019 election was 32.3 percent.

Voters in the east part of the county have new options for dropping off their ballots. The Clark County Elections Office opened two 24-hour drop boxes at Shahala Middle School, at 601 S.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver, and the Washougal Community Library, at 1661 C St., Suite 2391. The red drop boxes are located across Clark County, and will be open until polls close Tuesday evening. Temporary locations at schools and churches will also be opened on Election Day only. Visit for more information on where to drop off your ballot.

Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday, or must be postmarked that day. No stamp is necessary to mail in ballots.

The Columbian will report live on the results as they are released. Visit, or search #ClarkElex on Twitter.


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