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 2021 General Election.

District total voting 11.2.2021
YAKIMA COUNTY 40,843
   
#2 Union Gap School District 385
#Jt3 Naches Valley School District 2,503
#7 Yakima School District 9,829
#90 East Valley School District 4,198
#119 Selah School District 5,052
#120 Mabton School District 340
#200 Grandview School District
1,291
#201 Sunnyside School District 2,304
#202 Toppenish School District 1,163
#203 Highland School District 1,091
#204 Granger School District 541
#205 Zillah School District 1,218
#207 Wapato School District 1,125
#208 West Valley School District 9,374
#209 Mount Adams School District 418
   
City of Grandview 683
City of Granger 200
Town of Harrah 72
City of Mabton 185
City of Moxee 652
Town of Naches 233
City of Selah 1,681
City of Sunnyside 1,119
City of Tieton 140
City of Toppenish 564
City of Union Gap 595
City of Wapato 236
City of Yakima 15,160
City of Zillah 697
   
Fire District No. 1 802
Fire District No. 2 3,515
Fire District No. 3 408
Fire District No. 4 4,216
Fire District No. 5 4,588
Fire District No. 6 1,142
Fire District No. 7 28
Fire District No. 9 377
Fire District No. 10 221
Fire District No. 11 148
Fire District No. 12 3,562
Fire District No. 14 365
   
Port of Grandview 1,348
Port of Sunnyside 2,424
   
Cowiche Sewer District 19
Terrace Heights Sewer District 2,027
   
Naches Park & Recreation District 611
Grandview Park & Rec Service Area 1,291
Selah Park & Recreation Service Area 5,059
   
Emergency Medical Services District 2,130