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November General Elections Approach And Voter Turn Out Looks Promising

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YAKIMA, WA.- It's almost time for November's general elections, so we took some time to check out just how many people have already turned in their ballots.


Voters have until November 3rd to drop off their ballots, but the Yakima County Auditor's Office is already seeing ballots flood in, right now they've received 16,000 ballots and they say that's about a 14% return rate.


Comparing that to the statewide return, they've received more than 500,000 ballots coming in at 13% return rate. Meaning Yakima County is currently above the state return average.

"Historically we tend to be a lower county turn out in the state,  so we're hoping this year to see 38% as a turn out rate when we're all done," Yakima County Auditor Ross Charles explained.      

We also checked in with Benton and Franklin Counties, right now Benton County has 12% of their ballots returned and Franklin County has an 8% return rate.

Yakima County Auditor Ross Charles, says they've seen an increase in new voter registration for the upcoming election, "What we noticed this year is that about 2,500 people actually registered as new voters. We can just really feel and sense the energy around the election this year"  

Be sure to make your vote count you have until November 3rd to drop off your ballot.

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