It’s Time to Vote Ballots Arriving in Your Mailbox
Did you get your ballot in the mail? More than 118,000 ballots were mailed to registered voters on Wednesday in Yakima County for the November 5 general election. Auditor Charles Ross says if you haven't received a ballot by Monday call the office. And he says make sure you study the issues before you vote because some issues are complicated on the ballot. A voters pamphlet is also arriving in mailboxes but Ross says it only contains information about statewide issues and there are a lot of them on the ballot this election season. You'll find an online voters pamphlet for local issues and races at the Yakima County website yakimacounty.us.
If you are not yet registered to vote you can register online at the Secretary of State's website sos.wa.gov. You can also register in person at the Yakima County Auditors office in the Yakima County Courthouse.
If you live in the city of Yakima not every ballot will contain a Yakima City Council race. Because the city is broken up by districts only voters who live in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 will see city council races on the ballot. Ross says don't forget to sign you ballot envelope before dropping it in the mail or a drop box. You'll receive a pre-paid envelope so there's no need for a stamp.
Drop boxes are located throughout the county including one in front of the Yakima County Courthouse on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Remember your ballot is due on Tuesday, November 5 General Election Day.