Ballots Are Out, Forum Set for Tuesday
If you are a registered voter, you should have your ballot by now. More than 115,000 ballots were sent to registered voters in Yakima County last week. Auditor Charles Ross says if you didn't receive a ballot "give us a call or come into the office and and we'll track that ballot down and issue you a new ballot if needed."
Ross expects a 65 percent turnout for the Nov. 6 General Election. That's double the amount of voters who participated in the primary election in August. Many voters are trying to get all the information they can about the candidates and if that's you, there's an event Tuesday at Yakima City Hall.
The local business group Forward Yakima Initiative (FYI) will hold a business focused Forum at the Yakima City Council Chambers Tuesday (Oct. 23) from 6-9 p.m..
Candidates for Yakima County commissioner, sheriff and clerk will be questioned on business issues from 6-7:20 p.m.
Legislative candidates for the 14th & 15th districts will be interviewed 7:30-9 p.m.
As in past years, the forum will be televised live on Y-PAC and rebroadcast up to election day. Questions will also be taken from audience members.
The forum will be moderated by Mark Peterson, owner of H&H Furniture, and current president of the Yakima County Crime Stoppers.