Who Gets Your Vote? Ready For A Crash Course In Voter Education?
For the good of our country, we all need to be voters but even more important, we need to be informed voters. We need to know as much as we can about the candidates who seek to represent us in order to be sure that when the time comes, they truly will represent US.
Turnout Is Too Low
A lot of people don't trust the government which is one reason a lot of Americans don't bother to vote. Case in point - National Turnout " According to the Election Project, there were roughly 159 million ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election...this accounts for 66.7% of the eligible voting population of 239 million Americans. So, a third of us didn't vote and it's even worse for local elections.
In the recent primary election for Yakima City Council, the numbers were dismal.
District #2 4,398 registered voters.... 536 ballots cast....turnout rate 12.19%
District #4 5,694 registered voters....1,103 ballots cast ....turnout rate 19.37%
Education Forums Coming Up
Here's the schedule
Non-Partisan Candidates’ Forum
Lower Valley – October 5 at Toppenish Eagles - 515 Division Street in Toppenish
Upper Valley – October 7 at Yakima Gateway Hotel - 9 N. 9th Street in Yakima
6:00 pm – School Board candidates
7:00 pm – Fire Commissioner & Judicial Candidates
8:00 pm – City Council and Mayoral Candidates
If you plan to vote, plan to attend.