Multiple Ballots At Your Home? Be Honest and Call The Auditor
Yakima city council and county commission candidate interviews continue on KIT on Wednesday when we'll be speaking with candidates from the District 4 race on the Yakima City Council.
THE SYSTEM RELIES ON PEOPLE TO BE HONEST WITH THE AUDITOR
if you haven't yet voted your ballot, you may want to hold off until the interviews are finished on Friday.
Each day the Yakima County Auditor provides updated numbers as to how many ballots have been returned. Currently of the nearly 89,000 ballots that were sent out 9,744 have been returned or 10.92%.
Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says if you receive more than one ballot or a ballot for someone who no longer lives at your home you need to contact the Auditors Office to let them know that so they can make a correction in the system. Ross says the system relies on people to be honest about voting. Ross says every ballot is numbered and assigned to each voter. When the ballot is voted the door is closed in the system so additional ballots, while they may be mailed to you aren't counted multiple times.
THE AUDITOR EXPECTS A 25% TO 28% RETURN OF BALLOTS
August 3 is the primary election in which the top two winners advance to the general election.
Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says not all voters received a ballot in the primary election, only those voters who live in a district with more than two candidates running for a position have a ballot to vote. Along with the city council races in Yakima, 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.
Ross expects a 25 to 28% turnout for the election.
NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE? YOU CAN DO IT ONLINE OR IN PERSON
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.
Ross says the office has issued 88, 800 ballots for the August 3 primary election.