King Conservation District held an election for Seat #2 on the Board of Supervisors. Voting was January 18, 2022 to February 8, 2022. King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish).
Voting in the 2022 KCD Board Election is closed. Thank you to everyone who voted. Follow the link below to see the final results. KCD elections must be certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission before the results are official. This process will happen in May of 2022.
Like the last two years, the King Conservation District election will primarily rely on electronic ballot access, with alternative options for printing and mailing in ballots. King County Elections will tabulate all ballots and report all results.
Ballots will be available to eligible voters online from January 18, 2022, at 8:00 AM through February 8, 2022, at 8:00 PM. Voters may return ballots electronically through the online ballot access system or print and mail ballots to King County Elections at 919 SW Grady Way, Suite 200, Renton, WA 98057. Ballots must be postmarked by February 8, 2022, and received by February 17, 2022, to be counted. Ballots may also be dropped off at King County Elections at 919 SW Grady Way, Suite 200, Renton, WA 98057 or placed in one of King County’s 74 ballot drop boxes by 8:00 PM on February 8.
KCD will have a computer available at KCD’s Main Office at 800 SW 39th St Suite #150, Renton, WA 98057 open to the public on regular business days from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from January 18, 2022, through February 8, 2022. Voters coming to the King Conservation District office will be required to follow all notices and COVID safety protocols in place. Ballots will not be collected at the King Conservation District office.
King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish).
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 considered two conservation district election reform bills in 2022, both of which died in committee:
House Bill 1652 would create the option for local conservation districts to be placed on the regular general election ballot.
House Bill 1910 would put all conservation district elections on the regular general election ballot, remove a landowner/farm operator requirement, and require public campaign disclosure.
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
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||2022||Kirstin Haugen|
|Position #3||Elected||2023||Chris Porter|
|Position #4||Appointed||2024||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.
Guide to Conservation District Appointments
Conservation District Supervisor Responsibilities
2022 Election Timeline
- December 13-17, Candidate Filing Window
- December 20, Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
- December 21, Candidate Statements Posted
- January 18, Voting Period Starts
- February 8, Voting Period Ends
- February 8, Initial Results Posted
- February 10, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
- February 15, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
- February 17, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
- February 22, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
- February 24, Final Results Posted
- May, Election Certified by WSCC
- 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)