Voters required to make party declaration for this election only
VANCOUVER — Ballots for the March 10 presidential primary are in the mail to all registered voters in Clark County. Instructions for the primary also are included with the ballots.
For this primary, voters must mark and sign a party declaration for their votes to count. The major political parties require voters to make the declaration. Voters must then vote for a candidate from their declared party.
“Voters in the state of Washington are not required to declare a political party when registering to vote,” said County Auditor Greg Kimsey. “Only for the presidential primary that takes place every four years will voters be asked to make a party declaration.”
If a voter does not receive a ballot by Thu., Feb. 27, they should contact the Elections Office at (564) 397-2345 to request a replacement ballot. Replacement ballots also may be requested by mail, email, or in person at the Elections Office at 1408 Franklin St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Electronic ballots are available online at www.clark.wa.gov/elections/accessible-voting.
Email requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is Clark County Elections Office, PO Box 8815, Vancouver, WA 98666-8815.
The last day to submit new voter registrations and voter updates to existing registrations online or by mail is 5 p.m., Mon., March 2.
You may still register and update existing voter registrations after March 2, but you must do so in person by 8 p.m. Tue., March 10.
The process of entering the scanned ballot information into the ballot tabulation system will begin at 6 p.m. on election day, Tue., March 10. Results will be posted on clarkvotes.org around 8:30 p.m.
An online voters’ guide and a sample ballot for this primary is available at the Elections Office website at clarkvotes.org.
Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.