Deadline to request a ballot is March 22 for Conservation District election; one supervisor post on the ballot
February 22, 2011 · Updated 1:04 PM
The election of a San Juan Islands Conservation District Supervisor is March 29. All San Juan County registered voters are eligible to vote in this election. One supervisor will be elected to a 3-year term on the district's governing board. Anyone Interested in becoming a district supervisor candidate must file a nominating petition with San Juan Islands Conservation District by March 1. One position is vacant. Candidates must be a registered voter and own land, or operate a farm within the district's boundaries. The district's Board of Supervisors is responsible for governance, oversight and formulating policies and regulations of its operations. Supervisors approve budgets and monitor use of district resources. The board of supervisors, a five-person panel of volunteers, meet once a month, and often provide technical support for the district. Supervisor receive no compensation. This election will be conducted by mail. Ballots may be mailed in, dropped off at the polling station, March 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 540 Guard Street, #150, Friday Harbor. Those wishing to vote must request a ballot by March 22. Ballot requests can be submitted and marked, "Attention of the Elections Supervisor", as listed below: — By mail: SJICD, 350 Court Street, #10, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 — By phone: 360-378-6621; fax: 360-378-2445 — By email: firstname.lastname@example.org — In person: 540 Guard Street, #150, Friday Harbor, Wash. Ballots will be mailed to voters following the selection of candidates. Mailed ballots must be returned postmarked no later than March 29. For additional information, contact the manager of the Conservation District at 360-378. Election procedures can be viewed at the San Juan Islands Conservation District Office (540 Guard Street, #150, Friday Harbor) or on the Washington State Conservation Commission Web site: www.scc.wa.gov/index.php/Electionsand- Appointments).