Find Local Officials

Find Your Legislative or Congressional District

Find who represents you in your district by using the district finder feature on the Washington State Legislature website.

They Represent You (TRY)

The TRY directory contains contact information for local elected officials as well as the county council, school boards, Washington State officials, legislative committees, political parties and more.  Download the TRY Directory

You can help support this valuable community resource with a tax-deductible donation to the Yakima County Education Fund.

Vote411 Voters Guide

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in October of 2006, is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.

Learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote. Only candidates that appear on your ballot will be listed.

They Represent You (TRY)

Election Calendar

General Election

  • Ballots available – October 20
  • 8 day by mail or online registration and update deadline – October 30
  • In-person registration and update deadline – November 7
  • Election Day – November 7
  • Election certified – November 28

Candidate Forums

2023 City Council Candidate Forum cancelled

Read the guest commentary from League President in the Yakima Herald Republic, September 17, 2023 – Guest Commentary: The League of Women Voters of Yakima County is canceling their Candidate’s Forum

Past Forums

Watch city council candidates  answer questions submitted by the community:

Recent forums:
County Commissioner Candidate Forum – October 20, 2022
County Commissioner Candidate Forum – October 8, 2020

Yakima County Commissioner Candidate Forum

Voter Education

The State we are in: Washington – Your guide to state, tribal and local government

The League produces a highly acclaimed civics textbook, The State We’re In: Washington—Your Guide to State, Tribal and Local Government, a friendly, easy-to-read primer that covers the basics of what government is, how it works, and why we should care about it. It is generously illustrated with graphs, photos and drawings.

There are two versions available – one written for Middle School and Up and one for students in Grades 3-5 which is also available for free online: The State We’re In: Washington (Grades 3-5 Edition) – through OER Commons.

You can learn more about this resource on the League of Women Voters of Washington website.

The State We're In: Washington

Election Offices

Yakima County Elections Officials

Charles Ross, Auditor
Kathy Fisher, Elections Manager
Martha Jimenez, Bilingual Program & Office Coordinator

Yakima County Elections Office

Physical Address:
128 N. Second Street, Room 117
Yakima, WA 98901-2639

Mailing Address:
PO Box 12570
Yakima, WA 98909-2570

Tel. 509-574-1340
Website –

Elections Office
Washington Secretary of State
520 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Tel. 360-902-4180 and 800-448-4881

Yakima County Elections Office
Washington State Secretary of State Elections Office