2019 Elections and Appointments
King Conservation District (KCD) will host an election in 2019 for Seat #1 on KCD’s Board of Supervisors. All Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and who set policy and direction for the conservation district.
King County residents attempting to use the King Conservation District’s Supervisor #1 Election Ballot Request Portal on the morning of Friday, March 15, 2019, likely experienced issues with successfully completing their submission. Those voters were subsequently directed to submit their ballot request by email or phone.
This interruption was due to administration error on the part of Election Trust which resulted from a mis-configuration of the Election Trust Post Master account involving recent un-noticed changes to Microsoft’s email password management protocol.
Election Trust takes full responsibility for this service failure and sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience it caused voters.
Going forward, we do look forward to providing King Conservation District voters the election services and support they expect and deserve.
In the unlikely event that problems arise, please contact Election Trust directly at 866-429-9481 or online at email@example.com.
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The Voting Process – By Mail
Registered voters who reside within the conservation district boundary are eligible to vote. The primary method of voting in this election is by Mail-in, Paper Ballot that must be requested by the voter. To request and receive that by-mail ballot, please use the link below to access the KCD Ballot Request Form:
NOTE: If internet access to the above form is an issue, the voter can request a mail-in ballot by calling 866-429-9481. Please use the telephone ordering option only if the web form is not accessible.
Once the requested ballot has been received through the mail, the voter simply marks the Ballot, places it in a provided Secrecy Envelope and seals it in a provided Return Envelope. Identical to the procedure when returning a King County Mail-in Ballot, the voter will finally Sign and Date the outside of the envelope and place in the mail. Return postage will be paid by KCD.
The Voting Process – In Person
An alternative to voting through the mail is to cast a ballot in-person at a Polling Station now available at KCD’s Office at 800 SW 39th St, Suite 150, Renton, WA 98057. This polling station is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm (PDT) Monday-Friday through March 29, 2019.
The Voting Period
The election opens on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:00am and continues through Friday, March 29, 2019 until 5:00pm. All ballots must be requested by the end of the voting period to be valid. Because this is an on-request mail-in election, no “absentee ballots” are necessary.
On April 4th, 2019 a public meeting will be held from 5-7pm at the KCD office in Renton for the official ballot counting. The event is open to the public, and candidates or their representatives are encouraged to attend.
The elected candidate will be announced and certified in May.
Published elections procedures can be viewed at KCD’s Office. Contact the KCD office at 425-282-1900 with questions.
Meet the Candidates
View the 2019 candidates and view their statements by clicking on the photos below:
Serving on the KCD Board of Supervisors
Do you have a passion for local food, healthy forests, and clean water? Do you enjoy volunteerism and contributing to your community? Since 1949, KCD has helped the citizens of King County steward natural resources.
KCD is led by an all-volunteer, five-member Board of Supervisors. Three of those supervisors are elected by voters and two are appointed by the Washington Conservation Commission, an agency created to assist and guide the conservation district activities in Washington State. Each Supervisor has a term that lasts three years.
Serving on the Board of Supervisors takes commitment and time. The Board meets a minimum of once per month and helps set policy and direction. Regular board meetings take place at 5:00 pm on the second Monday of every month. Additional participation in Special Board Meetings or Committee Meetings is often part of a board position. Board members spend about ten hours a month supporting and guiding KCD.
Who is eligible to run for election or appointment to the KCD Board of Supervisors?
To apply for the open position on KCD’s Board of Supervisors, you must first meet the following requirements:
- Must be a registered voter in King County
- Must reside within the boundaries of the King Conservation District
- Includes all of King County except the following cities: Enumclaw, Federal Way, Skykomish, Milton, and Pacific
- Select Board of Supervisor seats may require the candidate to own property in King County
In addition to the requirements above, all applicants must submit the proper application forms to KCD by the candidate filing deadline.
What forms do I need to submit for an elected position?
To apply for an elected seat on the Board of supervisors, you will need to complete both the PF-A and PF-B forms. Both forms must be completed and returned to KCD’s Renton Offices by the candidate filing deadline (January 31st, 2019 at 5:00 pm).
- PF-A: Candidate Information for Elected Supervisor Position: This form is required to determine the eligibility of the applicant to fill the public office of conservation district supervisor.
- PF-B: Nominating Petition for Elected Supervisor Position: Completing this form allows the candidate’s name to appear on the ballot. This form must contain least 25 signatures of registered voters within the conservation district boundary nominating the candidate for office.
For more information to help candidates navigate this process, please review the Washington State Conservation Commission’s publication Conservation District Candidates: Guide to Elections.