Filing Period for Freeholders Begins Next Week

In November, voters will decide whether they want to move forward with a new county charter for Yakima County. They will also elect 15 people or freeholders to draft the new charter. The new charter will then be voted on in a subsequent election.

Five freeholders will be elected from each of the three county commission districts. Freeholders must:

– be a registered voter
– reside in the commissioner district they seek to represent
– have lived in the county for at least five years

As noted in the Yakima Herald, the filing period for freeholders will open on August 22nd and extend to August 26th. If you are interested in being involved in the process of changing the current county government to one that is more accountable to the people, please contact the campaign at yakimahomerule@gmail.com

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