Elections and Appointments

In 1939, the Washington State Legislature created Conservation Districts and the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) through the enactment of Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 89.08 for the purpose of conserving natural resources.  Each Conservation District in Washington is governed by a Board of five members, called Supervisors. Three are elected locally by the public, and two are appointed by the WSCC.  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.

There are no appointed position terms on the Jefferson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors expiring in 2022.

NOTICE OF ELECTION

MAIL-IN ELECTION – MARCH 8, 2022

A mail-in election for an open, elected position on the Jefferson County Conservation District (“District”) Board of Supervisors will be held on March 8, 2022.  The elected position whose term is expiring in May, 2022 is currently held by Laurie Hannan.  An elected Conservation District Supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation and who sets policy and direction for the Conservation District.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES – FILING DEADLINE 4:00 P.M., FEBRUARY 4, 2022

Interested Candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District.  If you are interested in running for this elected position, click here to view the WSCC Guide to Elections for Conservation District Candidates.  To learn about Conservation District Supervisor responsibilities, click here.  Interested Candidates must file the required “Candidate Information for the Office of Elected Supervisor” form with the District office on or before 4:00 p.m. (PST) on February 4, 2022.   To access the WSCC Form PF-A “Candidate Information for the Office of Elected Supervisor”, click hereIf you are unable to access or print the required paperwork, please contact the District’s Election Supervisor, Tracy Kier, by mail at 205C W Patison Street in Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339, by email at tkier@jeffersoncd.org, or by telephone at 360-385-4105, for assistance or alternative accommodations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the District office is currently open to the public by appointment only.  The required Candidate Information for the Office of Elected Supervisor form should be mailed to the District office at 205C W Patison Street, in Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339, postmarked no later than February 4, 2022; or emailed to the District’s Election Supervisor, Tracy Kier, at tkier@jeffersoncd.org  no later than 4:00 p.m. (PST) on February 4, 2022.  Please contact the District office if you need any assistance or alternative accommodations.

ELIGIBLE VOTERS AND BALLOTS

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District.  Ballots can be requested by mail from Jefferson County Conservation District, Attention Tracy Kier Election Supervisor, 205C W Patison Street, in Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339; by phone at 360-385-4105; or by email at tkier@jeffersoncd.orgThe last day and time that voters can request a ballot from the District is 4:00 p.m. (PST) on February 15, 2022.  Ballots will be mailed to requestors during the week of February 21, 2022. Please click here to view and print the Ballot Request Form.

Completed ballots must be returned to the District either by mail at 205C W Patison Street, in Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339, postmarked no later than March 8, 2022; or, placed in the drop-off ballot box located outside the District office at 205C W Patison Street, in Port Hadlock, Washington on or before 7:00 p.m. (PST) on March 8, 2022.

ELECTION PROCEDURES

The WSCC has adopted election rules in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 135- 110, effective November 19, 2010. The Commission has also adopted an Election and Appointment Guide which incorporates WAC Chapter 135-110 and other best practices and policies for Districts, and standard election forms for District use. Since 1939, District elections are to be conducted annually, during the months of January – March, and must comply with election rules and procedures. The election procedures exist to assist Conservation Districts and Conservation District Supervisors in the election, appointment, and replacement of Supervisors in the State of Washington, and to assure fair treatment of all parties involved in such proceedings, and to provide guidance for compliance with WAC Chapter 135-110.

Conservation Districts take their responsibility to conduct their elections very seriously. The WSCC election rules require fairness and publication of all election-related information to the voting public. Districts routinely go above and beyond the requirements set by the WSCC to promote fairness and fully-inform the public. The WSCC reviews election procedures after each election cycle with an eye toward improving District elections and welcomes input from interested persons on election improvements.

The published election procedures can be requested either by mail from Jefferson County Conservation District, Attention Tracy Kier Election Supervisor, 205C W Patison Street, in Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339; by phone at 360-385-4105; or by email at tkier@jeffersoncd.org.  Additional information can also be found on the WSCC website located at www.scc.wa.gov (Elections & Appointments) or by contacting the WSCC Elections Officer, Bill Eller, at PO Box 47721, in Olympia, Washington, 98504-7721, or at 509-385-7512.