County Auditor urges voters to plan ahead to avoid long lines on election day
Beginning today, Tuesday, Oct. 27, residents needing to register to vote must do so in person at the Clark County Elections Office at 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver. Anyone who needs to receive a ballot for their new address must do so at the Elections Office. Elections Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, office hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters can get a ballot sent to their new address by reaching out to the Elections Office. The last day Elections can mail ballots to voters is Wednesday, Oct. 28. After that, the Elections Office cannot guarantee the ballots would arrive in time for election day Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters can contact Elections at 564-397-2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elections will be open Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for voters wishing to register, update, or come and vote their ballot in person. In-person voting means voting a mailed ballot at the Elections Office. Elections does not have electronic equipment for in-person voting. However, there is accessible voting units for voters with disabilities, so they may vote independently.
“We want to urge voters to not wait until next Monday and Tuesday to come to the Elections Office, but to come this week or this weekend,” said County Auditor Greg Kimsey. “The lines will be very long, and the wait time could be significant. We also thank Clark County voters who have already voted. This is so important, because if there are issues with their signature, there is plenty of time of resolve them no later than the day before certification day which is Monday, Nov. 23.”
Voters who have not received a ballot yet have a couple of options:
- Come in person to the Elections Office
- Request a replacement ballot be sent by mail no later than Wednesday, Oct. 28
- Go to the voter portal and access their ballot electronically at votewa.gov