Even though the pandemic has shut down schools in Washington State school districts still need your help in many ways including your tax dollars. If you are a property owner and you live in the Bickleton, East Valley, Granger and Selah School Districts you have a ballot that's awaiting your signature and a ballot that's due in the Yakima County Auditors Office on Tuesday, February 9.

Ballots were sent out last week for a special election on February 9 in which school districts are hoping you'll vote in favor of replacement and capital levies. Auditor Charles Ross says his office sent out 26, 481 ballots for voters in the Bickleton, East Valley, Granger, Selah and Wahluke School Districts. Ross says he expects a 35% turnout for the election. So far about 30% of ballots have been returned to the office.
Specifically The Bickleton, East Valley, Granger and Selah School Districts are all hoping for passage of 3-year replacement maintenance and operations levies. Voters in the Wahluke School District are being asked to support a 3-year capital levy for health, safety, security and infrastructure improvements. You ballot is due at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday February 9. You can place your ballot in the mail. No postage is needed because it's pre-paid. You also have the option of placing your ballot in a drop box.
Drop boxes are in Granger, Moxee, Parker, Selah, Sunnyside, Toppenish and the Yakima County Courthouse. Most are accessible by driving up to the boxes. There's also a drive-up drop box located across the street from the Yakima County Courthouse on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.