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 2020 General Election.

District total voting 11.3.2020
YAKIMA COUNTY 96,985
   
#2 Union Gap School District 1,177
#Jt3 Naches Valley School District 4,982
#7 Yakima School District 25,925
#90 East Valley School District 9,259
#119 Selah School District 10,644
#120 Mabton School District 764
#200 Grandview School District
3,970
#201 Sunnyside School District 6,265
#202 Toppenish School District 3,806
#203 Highland School District 2,415
#204 Granger School District 1,607
#205 Zillah School District 2,440
#207 Wapato School District 3,714
#208 West Valley School District 18,699
#209 Mount Adams School District 1,289
   
City of Grandview 2,531
City of Granger 745
Town of Harrah 205
City of Mabton 399
City of Moxee 1,722
Town of Naches 441
City of Selah 3,807
City of Sunnyside 3,453
City of Tieton 344
City of Toppenish 2,044
City of Union Gap 2,019
City of Wapato 993
City of Yakima 36,098
City of Zillah 1,385
   
Fire District No. 1 1,854
Fire District No. 2 7,137
Fire District No. 3 804
Fire District No. 4 9,304
Fire District No. 5 11,959
Fire District No. 6 2,382
Fire District No. 7 51
Fire District No. 9 729
Fire District No. 10 379
Fire District No. 11 283
Fire District No. 12 7,206
Fire District No. 14 654
   
Port of Grandview 4,178
Port of Sunnyside 6,515
   
Cowiche Sewer District 77
Terrace Heights Sewer District 4,163
   
Naches Park & Recreation District 1,192
Grandview Park & Rec Service Area 3,970
Selah Park & Recreation Service Area 10,661
   
Emergency Medical Services District 5,859