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Now Is Your Chance to Run for Local Government in Yakima County

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- If you are looking to make a difference in your community, you can run for a local government position in Yakima County.

This week, you can apply to run for one of several open positions during a special filing period.

Right now, there are still 12 positions open for the public to fill.

All you have to do is call the Yakima County Elections Office, or walk in to fill out a form and get your name on the ballot.

The county auditor said these positions are important because without them, local government wouldn't function properly.

"I totally believe that local government is more important than anything because people have more say in their local government," said Yakima County Auditor, Corky Mattingly.

Special filing periods happen when positions on the ballot in the primary election are left empty.

If you want to run for a position in Yakima County, you have until 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon to fill out forms and get them to the county auditor.

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