Voting Ballots Returns are Light for August 7 Primary
Turnout for the Aug. 7 primary in Yakima County is lean so far, says County Elections Manager Kathy Fisher. The auditor’s office mailed out nearly 103,000 ballots on July 18, but not a lot have yet been returned. Fisher says only about 12 percent are waiting to be counted.
That’s not the kind of return that the auditors office expected this close to the Aug. 7 primary election. Fisher is expecting a flood of ballots this week. Ballots are due next Tuesday. Voters can either mail in your ballot or drop it in drop boxes located across from the County Courthouse and inside the front doors of the courthouse. You’ll also find drop boxes at the Sunnyside Worksource office and Toppenish High School on primary election day.