Not Registered to Vote in Yakima? Get Signed Up Today
Everyone is talking about voting these days at the mid-term elections are around the corner, November 8. Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says military ballots will be sent out on September 23 and all other ballots will be sent to voters in October for the upcoming general election. Ross says it'll be a busy ballot depending on where you live in the county. If you're not registered to vote there's no deadline meaning you could register and vote election day but you'll have to do that in person. For now weeks before the election you can register online at the Secretary of State's Office Website https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx.
More than 127,000 ballot will be mailed to voters in October
Specifically Ross says he'll send out 127,740 ballots to registered voters in the county on October 8. The ballot will feature federal, state and local offices up for election. It will also include local and statewide judge races. In Yakima all three Yakima County Commissioner races will be on the ballot, races in the 13th, 14th and 15th legislative districts and a slew of statewide advisory votes that didn't appear on the primary election ballot.
Voters in Selah will be asked to support bonds for a new law and justice center. An EMS Levy will also be up for a vote along with numerous levy and bond issues for area school districts.
You don't need a stamp just drop your ballot in the mail or a drop box
Your ballot is due on election day November 8. You don't need a stamp to drop it in the mail. You can also drop you ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. For information on the location of drop boxes check the auditors website at https://www.yakimacounty.us/1136/Where-to-return-your-ballot-and-accessib
Ross says he expects a 50 to 55 percent turnout in Yakima for the November election.