November 3 is the general election and the Yakima County Auditors office is preparing for the election Today. Auditor Charles Ross says while the county sees relatively low turnout numbers for most elections the presidential election will be much different.

Ross expects an 80% percent or more turnout for the election and he says he expects an increase in people wanting to register to vote. You can register to vote on the secretary of state's website or you can walk into the Yakima County Auditors Office inside the Yakima County Courthouse and register. There's no deadline to register you can wait until the day of the election if you want. More than 119,000 ballots will be sent to county voters next month.
The Yakima County Auditors Office is abiding by all the COVID-19 guidelines including the requirement of masks in the office. Drop boxes will be located throughout the county on and before election day.

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