Last Update: 10/19/10

Chapter 135-110 WAC

ELECTION AND REPLACEMENT OF CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISORS

WAC Sections

GENERAL
Purpose and authority.
Definitions.
Compliance.
Documents provided to conservation commission to be copies.
Records retention.
Conservation district must remain impartial.
Legal boundaries of conservation district to be available.
Only one ballot per voter may be counted.
Disruptive acts prohibited.
ESTABLISHING ELECTION, PROVIDING NOTICE
Conservation district must hold election.
Conservation district must adopt election resolution.
Due notice required before and after election resolution.
Conservation district appoints election supervisor.
Election may be on-site, remote, or both.
Voting must be accessible.
CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY, FILING, NOMINATION, VERIFICATION, WITHDRAWAL
Every candidate must be a qualified district elector.
Some candidates must be landowners or farm operators.
Submission of candidate information required to be elected.
Filing deadline.
Only nominated candidates may appear on official ballot.
Types of candidacy.
Election supervisor must verify candidate eligibility.
Undeclared write-in candidate may be elected if no person files.
Incumbent automatically reelected if no other person files.
Candidate may withdraw candidacy in writing.
PREPARING FOR ELECTION DAY, BALLOTING, POLLING OFFICERS
Conservation district to obtain list of registered voters.
Conservation district must set deadline for requesting absentee and mail-in ballots.
Conservation district must not use certain lists.
Conservation district may publish candidate-provided information.
Employees and municipal officers of district must not be polling officers.
Polling officers monitor poll-site activities.
Polling officers verify voters, issue ballots and count votes.
Election supervisor may perform polling officer duties.
BALLOTS, VOTING, POLL SITES, MAIL-IN ELECTIONS
Conservation district must create official ballot.
Conservation district must make ballots available.
Absentee ballots must be provided on request.
Provisional ballots must be provided when voter eligibility is in question.
Functional equivalent of paper ballot required.
Poll lists must be used.
Mail-in, absentee, and provisional ballots must be double-envelope balloting.
Election supervisor safeguards ballots except in a poll-site election.
Poll sites must be accessible.
ELECTION DAY
Electioneering prohibited.
Every voter must be verified as eligible.
Conservation district must provide polling officers at each poll site.
Each poll site must have ballot box and signage.
Conservation district must assure privacy in voting.
Polls to close at published time but may be extended.
AFTER VOTING CLOSES
Opening ballots.
Polling officers to retain custody of ballots until counted.
Polling officers may announce unofficial results.
Tie in unofficial election results.
When no eligible candidate is elected.
Ballot results must be reported.
Conservation commission canvasses returns, determines compliance, announces winners.
Elections are final when certified and announced.
EMERGENCIES
Emergency relocation or rescheduling of election.
Signage and notice required.
Conservation commission to be informed.
VACANCIES, REMOVAL, AND REPLACEMENT
Only vacant offices may be filled.
Supervisors must be eligible to serve.
Resignation from office.
Ceasing to be a registered voter.
Death of the supervisor.
Declaration voiding an election.
Removal from office.
Replacement.
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