More than 115,000 ballots were sent to county voters last week and so far about 3 percent have been returned. Auditor Charles Ross says turnout could see a boost this year because the state is covering the cost of postage. "Some people are thinking there could be a 3 percent increase just by that factor which I'm not quite sold on that so we're thinking 30 percent is safe."
Ross says people are calling his office wondering why they don't have the Yakima County Commissioner race on thier ballot. He says only people who live in District 3 will be voting on the commissioners race in the primary. But in the general election in November every county voter will have a chance to vote in the race for commissioner to replace Rand Elliot who's not running for reelection.
Your primary election ballot is due in the auditors office on election day, August 7.