If you missed candidate filing period last week you still have a chance to run for office in August. Yakima County Elections Manager Kathy Fisher says no one filed for 16 different positions that range from city and county councils to sewer and fire district positions. In fact Fisher says it is the most she is ever seen left open after a filing period in Yakima County. Fisher says the positions will be open again in August. Fisher says “it is not unusual to see positions with no filings after the candidate filing period is over but it is unusual to see many open positions.”

A special 3 day filing period will be held from August 12, through August 14. If no one files for the position in August and there is an incumbent the person is allowed to remain in the seat.