An election for one seat on the Whatcom Conservation District board will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Registered voters who have participated in previous Whatcom Conservation District elections do not automatically receive a ballot.
Mail-in ballots must be requested for the March 13 election and are available to all registered voters residing within Whatcom County. The deadline for requesting a ballot is Wednesday, February 7, 2018, no later than 4 p.m. Mail-in ballots can be obtained on-line (http://www.whatcomcd.org/board-elections), by phone (360-526-2381, ext. 101) or at the district office.
Ballots are mailed in bulk after Feb. 7, 2018; don’t expect to receive the ballot in your mailbox until after that date. If you do not receive your ballot by February 20, contact the office at 360-526-2381, ext. 101.
Ballots must be postmarked on or before March 13, 2018, to be counted. Registered voters also have the option of voting at 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Polls will be open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The filing deadline for board candidates is Friday, January 19, 2018 at 4 p.m. Candidates must be registered voters residing in Whatcom County and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Candidate filing form: http://www.whatcomcd.org/sites/default/files/distbus/elections/PF-A-Candidate-information-for-elected-supervisor-position.pdf.
The Whatcom Conservation District is also seeking candidates for a board position appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. For more information, or to obtain an application form, please call 360-526-2381 or visit the website at www.scc.wa.gov. Applications and supporting materials must be received by the commission no later than Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Board members are public officials who serve without compensation and who set policy and direction for the Whatcom Conservation District. Candidates for this seat must be registered voters residing in Whatcom County. A term of office is three years. Board members are expected to attend 12 regularly scheduled meetings per year, committee meetings, and other special meetings, for an average of 20 days per year.