Look for your ballot to arrive this week for the august primary election. Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says more than 41,000 ballots have been mailed and should begin arriving today and tomorrow. Ross says if you are looking for information to help you make your choice you'll find information online. "If you just Google search Yakima County voter guide you'll find the guide that has pictures, statements information about the candidates all online."
Residents in the city of Yakima will be the largest pool of voters participating in the August 1 primary with 18,000 ballots issued for voters in Yakima City Council districts 2, 4 and 6. A smaller number ballots have been issued for mayor, council and school board positions in Mabton, Moxee, Union Gap, Wapato and Toppenish. And voters in Selah are being asked to support a operating levy for a pool. Ross expects a 20 to 25 percent turnout for the election.