Vote Your Ballot Because Tuesday is Election Day
Tuesday is election day.
The Yakima County Auditors Office has sent out 17,000 ballots for the Tuesday special election. Voters in Mabton, Highland and Selah are being urged to fill out ballots and return them to the auditors office by 8:00 pm Tuesday.
BALLOTS ARE DUE BY 8:00 PM TUESDAY
District officials in Selah and Highland are asking voters for support for levies. In Selah voters are being asked to support a replacement levy at a cost of $1.65 per $1000 of assessed property.
In Highland district officials are hoping for support for a 4-year replacement levy at a cost of $1.77 per $1,000 of assessed value. Both need simple majorities to pass.
It's different in the Mabton School District. The district is asking voters to favor a $12.8 million bond to upgrade the junior senior high school that needs a supermajority 60% to pass.
THE MABTON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND FAILED LAST YEAR
The bond failed in November of last year so district officials are hoping voters support the issue on Tuesday. So far about 3,965 ballots have been returned or about 23%. Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross a 25% turnout when the election is over.
WHEN YOU DON'T TURN OUT YOUR AREAS ISSUES SOMETIMES FAIL
Ross says the small turnouts make it tough for issues to pass including issues in Mabton. Mabton officials tried floating the bond last year but it only received 53% support. District officials in Mabton are hoping this time more people are informed and thus will support the issue.