Board of Supervisors Election Set for March 8, 2022: Candidate Filing Closes February 4th
The Okanogan Conservation District (OCD) has two openings for positions with the Board of Supervisors including one elected position chosen by registered voters in the district and one appointed position chosen by the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC). Elections for the voter-approved position will be held on March 8, 2022.
The OCD Board of Supervisors, three of whom are elected and two of whom are appointed, serve without compensation, and sets policy and direction for the conservation district. See the list of responsibilities of a member of the Board of Supervisors for more information.
Incumbents include elected supervisor Steve Colvin and appointed supervisor Lorah Super, whose terms expire in May 2022.
Who can vote?
If you are a registered voter living within district boundaries, you are eligible to vote for the elected position. District boundaries encompass all of Okanogan County, including the towns of Okanogan, Conconully, East Omak, Elmer City, Coulee Dam, Winthrop, and the Colville Reservation. If you live in the towns of Twisp, Oroville, Tonasket, Riverside, West Omak, Brewster, and Pateros, you are not eligible to vote as those towns have not yet annexed into the district.
Where do I vote?
A drive-through polling site for the March 8th election will be set up from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the district office parking lot, located at 1251 2nd Ave. S., in Okanogan.
If you would like an absentee ballot, please contact OCD Election Officer, Becky Drenner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 429-3418. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 3:00 PM, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Absentee ballots must be post-marked no later than election day, March 8, 2022.
Who is currently on the Board of Supervisors?
A list of current Board of Supervisors members, plus the minutes of board meetings, may be found at www.okanogancd.org/board-of-supervisors
How do I file as a candidate for an open position?
First, read the Information about the roles and responsibilities of elected and appointed members of the Board of Supervisors at www.scc.wa.gov/elections-and-appointments.
Elected: Candidates interested in the elected position must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the Okanogan Conservation District. For filing forms and information, please contact OCD Election Officer, Becky Drenner, at email@example.com or (509) 429-3418. Elected candidates must file by 3:00 PM on Friday, February 4, 2022.
Appointed: Candidates interested in applying for the state-appointed position do not need to live within the district boundaries. Go to www.scc.wa.gov/elections-and-appointments for more information and download the application form. Appointed candidates must apply by March 31, 2022.
How do I register to vote?
If you would like to register to vote or update your registration information, go to www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx