The number of candidates on the Yakima County ballot may be discouraging some voters from participating in the primary election. That from Yakima County Auditor Corky Holloway. "We are predictng a 34% return which is lower than we normally get."
With a predicted 34 return and with 6 candidates for example in the Yakima County sheriff's office race Holloway says that means that the top two candidates could move to the General Election with 6 thousand 70 votes each out of the potential 107,000 ballots that were sent out for the Primary Election. So far Holloway says they've received10, 917 ballots so far which she says is about 10 percent. State wide the predicted turnout is expected to be around 36%.