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Clark County Wants To Revamp Its Charter


Residents of Clark County, Washington will be casting their votes this year on one of the longest ballots in county history. 110 candidates are vying for a chance to land one of 15 slots to help rewrite the county charter. The county is currently governed by three commissioners — a system that has been criticized for consolidating power in too few hands. The 15 “freeholders” being elected will attempt to come up with a new system. Among the issues they may decide on are whether to increase the number of commissioners, whether to create the position of a county executive, and whether to allow citizen initiatives. We’ll hear from Columbian Clark County reporter Erik Hidle who has been covering the race.

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