Call to vendors for candidate workshop
Clark County Elections will be hosting their annual workshop for candidates running for election in 2014. The free workshop will be held May 7, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Elections office at 1408 Franklin St.
Guest speakers will include Pat O'Leary, from Washington State Department of Transportation; Lori Anderson, from the Public Disclosure Commission; Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart; Anna Miller, a campaign strategist; and Cathie Garber, from Clark County Elections.
Tables will be provided for vendors that assist candidates and campaigns to explain their services or products to the candidates attending the workshop.
If you provide a service or product to candidates and campaigns, and are interested in participating in the workshop, please call Elections Supervisor, Cathie Garber at (360) 397-2345.
The deadline to sign up as a vendor is May 1.
Information for candidates and campaigns 2014
Links will be added as soon as updated information is available.
Local voters' pamphlet specifications
The 2014 Primary & General Election Local Voters' Pamphlet Specifications (PDF) contains information on contents of the pamphlet, specifications for participation and candidate statements. It includes instructions for both candidates and ballot measures.
Voter registration lists
Work Order form for voter registration lists is available online. Voter Registration lists are for political purposes only.
A calendar of year 2014 election dates is available on the Washington Secretary of State's website. Also, see the Clark County Election Schedule Calendar (PDF).
2014 Offices open for filing (PDF - 238KB)
Candidates may file for office starting Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m and must file no later than Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The 2014 Candidate Filing List is not available until beginning of filing week.
The 2014 Election Steps for Candidates (PDF) describes the necessary steps to file for and run for elective public office.
For more in depth information about being a candidate and knowing what information is available, please refer to the 2014 Election Guidelines (PDF) booklet, which provides information to both political candidates and political campaigns. The booklet includes information on filing for office, offices open for candidate filing, filing fees, public disclosure requirements, key election deadlines, post election information, local voter pamphlet specifications, laws governing elections and campaigns, and information available for sale to candidates and campaigns through the Elections Department.
Getting into Office booklet
The Municipal Research and Services Center has a helpful guide for candidates considering running for an elective office. Getting into Office: Being Elected or Appointed into Office in Washington Counties, Cities, Towns, and Special Districts (PDF - 1MB)
The 2014 Political Sign Regulations (PDF - 206KB) includes information on the rules and regulations governing the placement of campaign signs. Additional information about 2014 Political Advertising.
Public disclosure information
Information about filing the required public disclosure documents and 2014 Starting Off on the Right Foot for Candidates (PDF - 143KB).
For jurisdictions planning to place a measure on the ballot, the 2014 Ballot Propositions: Steps to an Election (PDF) lists the procedural steps necessary for the council or board for that jurisdiction to follow for placing an issue on the ballot.
Excess levy and bond election validation numbers (PDF - 27KB) are available for Special Elections.
Information available through other offices
Numerous maps such as quarter sections, fire districts, school districts, and others are available. Call the Clark County Assessment and GIS office for copies and cost information at (360) 397-2391. The GIS office is located in the Public Service Center, downtown Vancouver at 1300 Franklin St., 2nd Floor.