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 2019 General Election.

District total voting 11.5.2019
YAKIMA COUNTY 40,678
   
#2 Union Gap School District 413
#Jt3 Naches Valley School District 2,314
#7 Yakima School District 10,633
#90 East Valley School District 3,998
#119 Selah School District 4,753
#120 Mabton School District 284
#200 Grandview School District
 1,424
#201 Sunnyside School District 2,185
#202 Toppenish School District 1,498
#203 Highland School District 1,091
#204 Granger School District 644
#205 Zillah School District 1,101
#207 Wapato School District 1,300
#208 West Valley School District 8,559
#209 Mount Adams School District 469
   
City of Grandview 805
City of Granger 286
Town of Harrah 59
City of Mabton 135
City of Moxee 533
Town of Naches 193
City of Selah 1,611
City of Sunnyside 1,126
City of Tieton 115
City of Toppenish 774
City of Union Gap 705
City of Wapato 348
City of Yakima 15,278
City of Zillah 594
   
Fire District No. 1 834
Fire District No. 2 3,293
Fire District No. 3 346
Fire District No. 4 4,011
Fire District No. 5 4,707
Fire District No. 6 1,080
Fire District No. 7 36
Fire District No. 9 339
Fire District No. 10 221
Fire District No. 11 144
Fire District No. 12 3,325
Fire District No. 14 377
   
Port of Grandview 1,495
Port of Sunnyside 2,295
   
Cowiche Sewer District 30
Terrace Heights Sewer District 1,912
   
Naches Park & Recreation District 508
Grandview Park & Rec Service Area 1,424
Selah Park & Recreation Service Area 4,763
   
Emergency Medical Services District 2,225