Ballots Arriving Time To Let Your Voice Be Heard
Watch for your ballot in the mail this week if you are a registered voter in Yakima County.
August 3 is the primary election in which the top two winners advance to the general election.
BALLOTS ARE ARRIVING THIS WEEK IN MAILBOXES
Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says ballots are arriving in mailboxes this week along with the voters guide. He reminds everyone not all voters will receive a ballot in the primary election, only those voters who live in a district with more than two candidates running for a position. Ross says some city and county candidates are placing signs outside of their district so don’t be confused.
IT'S A BUSY BALLOT DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
It's a busy ballot depending on where you live. In the city of Yakima there are elections in key Yakima City Council positions in Districts 2, 4 and 6. A seat in District 3 on the Board of Yakima County Commissioners is up for grabs and 2 seats are open on the Yakima School District Board of Directors.
THERE'S NO DEADLINE TO REGISTER UP TO THE DAY OF THE ELECTION
If you are not registered to vote remember 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 88,000 BALLOTS WERE SENT TO COUNTY VOTERS
Ross says the office has issued 88, 800 ballots that are now arriving in mailboxes. Ross expects a 25 to 28% turnout for the election.
You can place your ballot in the mail no stamp is needed or a drop box. Drop boxes are located throughout the county. Your ballot is due on August 3.
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