Have you voted your ballot? It's due in the Yakima County Auditor's Office on August 1, primary election day. Not everyone is voting in the election only those areas with contested races or other issues on the ballot. 63,000 ballots were sent to voters last week.

DON'T HAVE A BALLOT? NOT EVERYONE IS GETTING A BALLOT

Depending on where you live you'll see a variety of issues on the ballot including mayor races in Wapato and Selah and city council positions in Yakima, Sunnyside and Union Gap. The ballot also includes a host of school district, fire protection district positions.Voters are also seeing Proposition one which would create a lower valley public hospital district.

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MANY BALLOTS WILL BE THROWN IN THE TRASH

So far 5.93% of the ballots have been returned to the auditor's office. Auditor Charles Ross reminds voters to sign the ballot. You don't need a stamp you can drop it in any mailbox or drop box in the valley. A drive up drop box is located across from the Yakima County Courthouse on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ross says a lot of voters are busy with summer activities and won't be voting the ballot. He says he expects 25% of the ballots to be returned on election night.

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