King Conservation District is holding an election for Seat #3 on the Board of Supervisors. Voting begins January 24, 2023 and ends February 14, 2023. King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish that do not participate in the District).
The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County hosted a candidate forum on Thursday, January 26 at 7pm. Watch the recording here:
Like the last three years, the King Conservation District election will primarily rely on electronic ballot access in partnership with Democracy Live with alternative options for requesting physical ballots. King County Elections will tabulate all ballots and report all results.
Ballots will be available to eligible voters online from January 24, 2023, at 8:00 AM through February 14, 2023, at 8:00 PM. Voters may return ballots electronically through the online ballot access system. The online ballot portal works with most smartphones and browsers. If you have issues, please try using a different phone or browser before contacting KCD.
Physical ballots must be postmarked by February 14, 2023, and received by February 23, 2023, to be counted. Physical ballots may also be dropped off at King County Elections at 919 SW Grady Way, Suite 200, Renton, WA 98057.
King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish that do not participate in the District).
Once you voted you can track your ballot’s progress. Please allow for up to 3 business days after submission to process your ballot. If you have questions about whether your ballot has been received and processed, call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
Conservation District Election Reform
King Conservation District is committed to pursuing election reform with the Washington State Legislature and making future elections more accessible to all voters. If you would like this election on the regular fall ballot, please contact your legislator at 1-800-562-6000.
The Washington State Legislature will be considering multiple conservation district election reform bills during the 2023 session. Several bills have yet to be formally introduced and will be added here once they are given a bill number.
HB 1567 requests a financial study to put all CDs on the regular ballot.
KCD confirmed its commitment to conservation district election reform in a 2021 resolution calling for district elections to support financial transparency and disclosure, remove landowner/farm operator requirements, and for the Washington State Legislature to provide a
statewide funding solution for Conservation District elections.
Resolution 21-007 – Resolving the KCD Board’s support of specific Elections Reforms
KCD is also looking at setting voting zones to reduce cost and increase geographic representation of board members.
Board of Supervisors Resolution 22-002 – Establishing Board Election Zones
As currently required by state law, KCD elections occur annually during the first quarter of each year. Elections are conducted pursuant to guidelines established by Chapter 89.08 RCW, with oversight from the Washington State Conservation Commission. Conservation district elections are exempt from the election laws under Title 29A RCW. It will require a change to state law for conservation district elections to be on the regular fall vote by mail ballot. Conservation District elections are reviewed and certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission.
King Conservation District Board of Supervisors
King Conservation District is a special purpose district committed to helping people engage in stewardship and conservation of natural resources, serving over two million people in 34 cities and unincorporated King County. KCD assists people with forestry management, streamside and shoreline restoration, farm conservation planning, and other environmental efforts. KCD is funded primarily by a per-parcel Rates and Charges fee.
An all-volunteer, five-member Board of Supervisors is responsible for overseeing KCD operations, budget, and setting policy. Voters elect three supervisors and the Washington State Conservation Commission appoints two supervisors. Supervisors serve three-year terms.
|Position #1||Elected||2024||Brittney Bush Bollay|
|Position #2||Elected||2025||Kirstin Haugen|
|Position #3||Elected||2023||Chris L. Porter|
|Position #4||Appointed||2025||Bill Knutsen|
|Position #5||Appointed||2023||Burr Mosby|
Would you like to be considered for an appointed position on KCD’s Board of Supervisors? The Washington State Conservation Commission will appoint a supervisor to serve on King Conservation District’s board in 2023. The seat up for appointment is Seat #5. The window for applications for the appointed seat is January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023. Candidates that run for the elected position Seat #3 may also apply for the appointed Seat #5.
Conservation District Elections and Appointments
Guide to Conservation District Appointments
Conservation District Supervisor Responsibilities
2023 Election Timeline
- December 5-9, Candidate Filing Window
- December 12, Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
- December 16, Candidate Statements Posted
- January 24, Voting Period Starts
- February 14, Voting Period Ends
- February 14, Initial Results Posted
- February 16, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
- February 21, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
- February 23, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
- February 28, Final Results Posted
- May, Election Certified by Washington State Conservation Commission
- June, Elected Board Member Seated
Additional Election Information
2022 Election Postcard Mailer
2022 Candidates Featured Image
2022 Election Mailer Front
2022 Election Mailer Back
2022-Election Photo Hands Planting
2020 KCD Board Election Results
2020 KCD Election Summary Report
Democracy Live KCD Post-Election Audit
NCC King County Audit Summary 2020 – National Cybersecurity Center
NCC Completes Successful Audit of King County’s Mobile Voting Pilot
The Washington State Conservation Commission has put forward formal proposals for conservation district election reform and is discussing reform with state legislators in 2022.
WSCC Conservation District Election Reform Proposal
The League of Women Voters put out a detailed review of conservation district elections in 2011.
Washington State Conservation District: A Report by the League of Women Voters (2011)