Are you ready to vote in the upcoming primary elections scheduled for August 2? Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross said ballots will be mailed out beginning July 15.

Some interesting races are on the ballot

You’ll vote on local and state races like Yakima County Commissioner, Yakima County Coroner, and County Clerk. Judges’ races are also included, but they will only appear on the November ballot. Due to changes in legislative boundaries for the first time ever, all three Yakima County Commissioner positions will appear on the ballot. At the coroner’s office, the deputy coroner challenges current coroner Jim Curtice.

State and federal offices are also up for grabs

Legislative offices are also open with the 4th District Congressional seat currently held by Dan Newhouse and the Senate seat currently held by Patty Murray. His race always attracts a large group of challengers. This year, the number is 17. Congressman Dan Newhouse faces 6 Republican challengers and 1 Democrat.
Your ballot is due August 2. There is no deadline to register to vote. You can register online today at the Office of the Secretary of State or at the Yakima County Auditors Office inside the Yakima County Courthouse. You can register and vote on Election Day in Washington State.

More people will vote in November’s general election

While Ross expects a 30% turnout for the upcoming August primary election, he says the number will jump to 75-80% in the November general election. He says simply because more people will not be busy with summer activities and are more likely to vote in the fall and winter. What’s on the ballot? check it out

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