It’s Election Day, But Less Than 20 Percent of Yakima Is Voting — Shame, Shame
Today is Election Day, and if you have not voted or don't plan to, I am going to give you a big frown just like your grandmother would probably do. Reports are coming in that only 17% of registered voters have turned in their ballots so far. Boooooo! *hiss*
Here are three things Grandma would probably tell you:
- Voting is your civic duty.
- People have died for your right to vote.
- You cannot rightfully complain about the outcomes if you didn't actually vote yourself.
The Yakima Herald-Republic had a better explanation of the voting issues in the Yakima Valley when it said:
City Council seats and mayoral positions are up for a vote in Selah, Union Gap, Sunnyside, Grandview, Granger, Harrah, Moxee, Mabton, Naches, Toppenish, Wapato, Tieton and Zillah. Also on the ballot are various school district board seats and school construction bond votes in East Valley and Toppenish. Zillah will have a bond issue on the ballot, but district officials are asking voters not to approve it because the district is not eligible for state matching funds.
Hop to it, you have until 8 p.m. to turn in your ballot!