2020 KCD Preliminary Results

The 2020 KCD Board of Supervisor final election results are in from King County Elections.

2020 King Conservation District Board Election Final Results (PDF)

KCD Board Election results are not officially finalized until certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission. See Conservation District Elections and Operations: Accountability and Transparency for detailed information.

2020 KCD Board Candidates

For Voters

KCD is piloting a new technology this year to expand voting access to our election. We have partnered with King County Elections, Democracy Live, and Tusk Philanthropies to ensure an accessible election for all registered voters in our service area. KCD’s service area includes all of King County and its cities, but excludes the City of Enumclaw, City of Federal Way, City of Milton, City of Pacific and City of Skykomish. Learn more about KCD.

How is This Different From What Happened in Iowa?

GOAL Iowa Democratic Caucus: When the IDP chose to use Shadow for tabulation, they were trying to make things more convenient for themselves, not for voters. Mobile Voting Pilots: Our goal with any mobile voting implementation is to increase access to the polls and drive turnout. Bottom Line: We need to ensure that every new idea is tested, transparent, and secure – just like the eight successful mobile voting pilots conducted to date. TECHNOLOGY Iowa Democratic Caucus: Technology is brand new, untested, and created in secrecy. Mobile Voting Pilots: Vendors and technology have been vetted, tested, and successfully used in numerous elections. Bottom Line: We've long been proponents of embracing new technologies in elections and have numerous successful elections to point to, but the technology used in Iowa is not one of them. ELECTION STRUCTURE Iowa Democratic Caucus: The technology was rolled by the state party with zero opportunities for input from stakeholders prior to the election. Mobile Voting Pilots: Pilots employ a partnership model with election administrators, cybersecurity experts, accessibility experts, and voters. Bottom Line: We partner with election administrators – who are experienced in conducting elections effectively and safely – to ensure systems are usable, that best practices are used, and that people are properly trained. TESTING Iowa Democratic Caucus: Getting the tech right is paramount to supporting any large election and the issues in Iowa only further support the need for holding more pilots in controlled settings. Mobile Voting Pilots: We started small and conservatively. In West Virginia’s 2018 primaries, we started with deployed military from two counties. After that went well, we expanded to include deployed military from 24 counties for the general election. Bottom Line: We realize security and usability are iterative processes and recognize the importance of starting small to allow opportunities for feedback from stakeholders. CONTINGENCY PLANNING Iowa Democratic Caucus: Iowa did not have a backup plan in place for the failure of their application. Mobile Voting Pilots: All our pilots have employed a paper trail to serve as a backup in case of inconsistencies. Bottom Line: We support and strongly encourage the use of technologies that provide a paper backup for technology failures, as well as for transparency.

Voting Portal FAQ

OmniBallot Frequently Aasked Question about KCD Online Ballot Access Portal

This page will have up to date information on the KCD’s 2020 Board Election.

If you have questions, please email elections@kingcd.org.

Elections and Appointments

King Conservation District is led by an all-volunteer, five-member board of supervisors. Three of the members are elected while the other two are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission, an agency created to assist and guide conservation district activities in Washington State. KCD elections occur annually during the first quarter of each year. Elections are conducted pursuant to guidelines established by RCW 89.08 with oversight from the Washington State Conservation Commission.

Board members contribute local perspectives on important natural resource management and conservation issues, seek feedback about conservation programs from District residents, set KCD policy, and direct KCD’s work plan and budget.

KCD Resolution 19-012 regarding KCD Board of Supervisors Elections was adopted on Monday, November 4, 2019. Any questions about this resolution should be directed to KCD Elections Officer Ava Souza.

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