Yakima County sees more votes compared to recent midterm elections
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -A lot more people in Yakima County are voting this year, compared to other recent midterms.
More than 17,000 ballots came in Tuesday for election day.
The Yakima County Auditor's Office said that number is from mail-in ballots and votes collected from drop boxes throughout the county.
On Wednesday, another 5,000 ballots came bringing voter turnout so far for this general election to 59.6 percent.
The total Wednesday is at more than 69,000 ballots, beating the number of ballots cast in the 2014 and 2010 midterm elections.
The Auditor's Office said they are still collecting the final ballots, but say this is a strong turnout for the county.