Yakima, WASH-- "These are the people who are going to represent us and unfortunately very few people make a choice for the majority. We want to put an end to that", says Lupe Camacho.
As the bilingual outreach coordinator for the election's division of the county auditor's office she's heading a new outreach program designed to reach as many eligible voters as possible. Her volunteers are part of the population with the lowest registration and the turnout.
Camacho visited every high school in the county to recruit for the program. One hundred and twenty students from Davis, Wapato, Toppenish, Zillah, and Sunnyside signed up. Friday night they got trained to go out into the community and register people to vote.
Last year's midterm elections brought out about 60% of registered voters. But the auditor's office has higher hopes for November.