Validation

The State Constitution (Article 7 Section 2) mandates that some levy and bond issues must be approved by not less than a 60% majority of the voters voting on the proposition rather than a simple majority. In addition, there are also provisions that require a minimum participation by eligible voters in order for the proposition to be valid regardless of the outcome of the vote.  This minimum participation is equal to 40% of the total votes cast in the jurisdiction at the previous general election.

Each district is responsible for determining minimum turnout or yes vote requirements for ballot measures.

For more details on passing a levy or a bond click here.

Below are the participation figures from the 2018 General Election.

District total voting 11.6.2018
YAKIMA COUNTY 71,585
   
#2 Union Gap School District 825
#Jt3 Naches Valley School District 3,868
#7 Yakima School District 19,178
#90 East Valley School District 6,843
#119 Selah School District 7,903
#120 Mabton School District 515
#200 Grandview School District
 2,784
#201 Sunnyside School District 4,207
#202 Toppenish School District 2,529
#203 Highland School District 1,826
#204 Granger School District 1,119
#205 Zillah School District 1,865
#207 Wapato School District 2,429
#208 West Valley School District 14,691
#209 Mount Adams School District 980
   
City of Grandview 1,713
City of Granger 458
Town of Harrah 166
City of Mabton 242
City of Moxee 1,074
Town of Naches 330
City of Selah 2,613
City of Sunnyside 2,249
City of Tieton 228
City of Toppenish 1,323
City of Union Gap 1,369
City of Wapato 562
City of Yakima 27,187
City of Zillah 1,014
   
Fire District No. 1 1,379
Fire District No. 2 5,543
Fire District No. 3 622
Fire District No. 4 6,877
Fire District No. 5 8,569
Fire District No. 6 1,823
Fire District No. 7 47
Fire District No. 9 582
Fire District No. 10 322
Fire District No. 11 247
Fire District No. 12 5,713
Fire District No. 14 543
   
Port of Grandview 2,922
Port of Sunnyside 4,400
   
Cowiche Sewer District 51
Terrace Heights Sewer District 2,981
   
Naches Park & Recreation District 899
Grandview Park & Rec Service Area 2,784
Selah Park & Recreation Service Area 7,917
   
Emergency Medical Services District 4,172