Yakima County Primary Elections Bringing in Thousands Less Ballots than Expected
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash.- The Yakima County election office has been busy, scanning thousands of returned ballots for this year's primary election... but they're still thousands below this year's projected goal.
The elections office says over 69,000 ballots were sent out in Yakima County this year
They predicted a 42% return rate, which would be about 27,700 ballots
The elections office thinks only about 34% percent of the ballots will be returned, totalling around 23,000 ballots
This year's election has been moved up a month early to give the election office more time to get their work done, something Yakima County Auditor Corky Mattingly is excited about. Mattingly says pushing this year's primary up a month will help the elections office be more efficient.
Ballots need to be posted marked by midnight August 21st, or you can drop them by the county election office.