Board Elections & Appointments
All conservation district elections and appointments in Washington State are governed by Washington Administrative Code 135-110 with guidance and oversight provided by the Washington State Conservation Commission
2021 Election and Appointment Information
Each conservation district (CD) 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 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 are non-partisan and serve without compensation — they are volunteers.
Please continue reading below for important information on how to vote and/or how to apply for a supervisor position.
Election ballots have been mailed out to individuals that requested them. If you have not received your ballot by March 1, 2021, please contact us at (509) 535-7274.
Eligible voters must be registered to vote in Spokane County and reside within the boundaries of the conservation district (Spokane County with the exception of the City of Deer Park). Because this election will be held by mail-in/drop-off voting, ballots are available by request only. Requests MUST include the eligible voter’s full name and full mailing address.
Voters may request ballots beginning December 21, 2020. The deadline to request a ballot is February 16, 2021, 4:30 PM. Voters can expect to receive ballots between late January and late February depending on the date of the ballot request.
Click HERE to access the ballot request form.
Ballot requests may also be submitted by:
- Sending an email to info@SpokaneCD.org with the requester’s full name and full address.
- Calling 509-535-7274 – please leave a message clearly stating the requester’s full name and full mailing address.
Completed ballots must be dropped in SCD’s secure drop box at 210 N Havana St. Spokane, WA 99202 by 4:30 pm on March 9, 2021 or postmarked via US Postal Service by March 9, 2021. Volunteer polling officers will begin the process of counting votes at that time. Ballots postmarked or received after this deadline cannot be counted. It is suggested that voters mail their completed ballots back to SCD at least one week prior to the deadline.
Return completed ballots by mail to:
210 N Havana St.
Spokane, WA 99202
- January 26, 2021 – Deadline to apply for the elected position
- February 16, 2021 – Deadline for requesting a ballot
- March 9, 2021 – Ballots must be postmarked or returned to SCD; counting process begins
Qualified candidates must be registered voters residing in Spokane County (with the exception of the City of Deer Park), and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Candidates may apply for both the elected and appointed positions but can only be selected to fill one. Candidates should also be aware that the application process differs between the two positions. Below are basic instructions with links to application forms and guidance documents for each position. Conservation District Candidates Guide to Appointments
Elected Position: Please read the Conservation District Candidates Guide to Elections before applying. To apply for the elected position, candidates must complete, sign, and return Form PF-A to SCD via mail or email. The application deadline was January 26, 2021. Return completed applications for the elected position to: SCD 210 N Havana St Spokane, WA 99202 or info@SpokaneCD.org
Questions? Call: 509-535-7274 ext. 210 – please leave a message. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.