Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says of the more than 47,000 ballots sent to registered voters in the county 7,314 or 15 percent of the ballots have been returned. A 20 to 25 percent turnout or less is expected for the Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 6.

You can send your ballot in the mail. Drop boxes are also located in the county.
24-hour drive-up drop boxes are located in Yakima, Sunnyside and Toppenish. Drop boxes are also at city halls in Selah, Granger and Harrah. There's also a drop box located across the street from the Yakima County Courthouse on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Your ballot is due at 8 p.m. Aug. 6, primary election day.

For the first time this year there is a satellite auditor's office in the Sunnyside Neighborhood Health Building at 617 Scoon Road.