Elections & Appointments

Each Conservation District in Washington is governed by a board of five members, referred to as “supervisors.” Three supervisors are elected locally by the public. Two are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. At least two of the elected and one of the appointed supervisors must be local landowners or operators of a farm. The term of office is three years. Supervisors serve without compensation — they are volunteers. All Conservation District elections occur in the first quarter of the calendar year (January-March).

KCCD Notice of Re-Election of Incumbent and Cancellation of Poll Sites

 

The Kittitas County Conservation District Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent, Matt Eslinger, has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reason of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline of January 14, 2020.  Therefore, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail balloting will be performed on February 11, 2020, pursuant to WAC 135-110-370.  For further information, please contact the District at 509-925-3352, ext. 1.

2020 Election Notice

The Kittitas County Conservation District Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution #2019-007 on December 12, 2019 relating to the election and appointment of members of the Board of Supervisors whose terms expire in 2020. There are two positions expiring, one elected and one appointed. Following is information about the procedures for each position.

Elected Position

The scheduled date of the KCCD election is February 11, 2020.  Polling stations are located at the following:

  • Kittitas County Conservation District, 2211 W. Dolarway Rd, Suite 4, Ellensburg. Polling station open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Kittitas County Courthouse, 205 W. 5th, Ellensburg. Polling station open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • Cle Elum Senior Center, 719 E. Third, Cle Elum. Polling station open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. There are two ways to vote in the KCCD election. Vote in-person at one of the polling locations listed above on February 11, 2020 or through absentee ballots. Absentee (mail-in) ballots must be requested by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  Absentee ballots can be requested from: Kittitas County Conservation District office at 2211 W. Dolarway Rd, Suite 4, Ellensburg. 

 

Listed below is the name of the supervisor whose term expires in this election cycle:

  • Elected Supervisor – Matt Eslinger

Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on the current composition of the District board of supervisors.

 

The filing deadline for the elected position is 4:30 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Candidate Information Form (click here) and the Nominating Petition (click here) are available on this webpage or at the KCCD office. Interested candidates must file their candidate information form at the following location: Kittitas County Conservation District office at 2211 W. Dolarway Rd, Suite 4, Ellensburg

 

Appointed Position:

The appointed position whose term is expiring in May 2020 is currently held by Lynn Brown.

Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on the current composition of the District board of supervisors.

Appointed Supervisor applications are accepted and submitted via the Washington Conservation Commission website, https://scc.wa.gov/elections-and-appointments/.  Applications must be submitted via fillable form on the Commission’s website by the deadline of March 31, 2020.

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The election supervisor will be Anna Lael, who can be contacted at 2211 W Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg, 509-925-3352 ext. 207. or a-lael@conservewa.net.

The published election procedures can be viewed at the District office and are available from the Washington State Conservation Commission at https://scc.wa.gov/elections-and-appointments/.

Rules

The Washington State Conservation Commission has adopted election rules in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 135-110. To assist conservation districts and the public with the election of conservation district board members, the Conservation Commission established a rule, a manual, and standard forms for conservation districts to use in their elections.
The Commission publishes a guide for candidates for election and for appointments:

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