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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Almost 800,000 King County Households to Receive King Conservation District Election Mailers

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King Conservation District (KCD) is holding its annual Board of Supervisors Election. The election will use online ballot access for the 4th year. This is a mostly county-wide election that does not appear on the standard special elections ballot. The KCD Board of Supervisors oversees a roughly $8 million dollar budget paid by residents of King County through rates and charges.

King County, Washington  

What: King Conservation District 2023 Board of Supervisors Election  

When: Voting Period January 24, 2023 at 8:00 AM to February 14, 2023 at 8:00 PM  

Where: Online Ballot Access found at kingcd.org/elections  

Who: All King County registered voters (except residents within the city limits of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish that are not member jurisdictions of the district)  

Almost 800,000 King County Households to Receive King Conservation District Election Mailers This Week  

King Conservation District (KCD) is holding its annual Board Supervisor election January 24 - February 14, 2023. The 2023 election has three candidates running for the position. April Brown, Csenka Favorini-Csorba, and Chris L. Porter are all competing for the seat. Candidate statements can be found at kingcd.org/elections.  

For the fourth year, the King Conservation District election will primarily rely on electronic ballot access. Ballots will be available to eligible voters online from January 24, 2023, at 8:00 AM through February 14, 2023, at 8:00 PM. Voters may return ballots electronically through the online ballot access system or reach out to KCD for assistance. Democracy Live operates the online ballot access portal and King County Elections will tabulate all ballots and report all results.   

To increase awareness of the election, for the third year, KCD will be mailing out roughly 800,000 postcards to registered voter households in the district with information on how to vote in the board election. These postcards will arrive in mailboxes at the beginning of the voting period. The League of Women Voters is also hosting an online candidate forum Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7pm. The forum will be available through Zoom and streamed live on their YouTube channel. Details can be found on their website.    

KCD is a special purpose district committed to helping people engage in stewardship and conservation of natural resources, serving over two million people in 34 cities and unincorporated King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish that are not member jurisdictions). KCD assists private residents with forestry management, streamside and shoreline enhancement, farm conservation planning, and other environmental efforts. It works with cities and community organizations to support community gardens, urban forest canopy, and local food systems. KCD is funded primarily by a per-parcel rates and charges fee paid by residents of the district.

An all-volunteer, five-member Board of Supervisors is responsible for overseeing KCD operations, budget, and setting policy. Voters elect three supervisors and the Washington State Conservation Commission appoints two supervisors. Supervisors serve three-year terms.  

For more information about the election and candidate filing, please visit kingcd.org/elections.

Additional Facts 

  •  About KCD
    •  KCD is a nonregulatory, governmental special purpose district authorized by the State of Washington since 1949. It is an independent agency overseen by a five-member board of supervisors.
    • KCD’s primary source of funding is a per-parcel rates and charges administered through an Interlocal Agreement with King County and has an annual budget of roughly $8 million.
    • KCD provides education, technical assistance, and financial incentives to private residents to take conservation actions in forest management, farm conservation planning, wildfire preparedness, and streamside and shoreline enhancement. We also work with cities and other organizations to support community gardens, urban forest canopy, and local food systems through technical assistance and grants.
  • About KCD Elections
    • Turnout for KCD elections is typically <1%.
    • Election turnout has been growing by roughly 50% each year for the past 3 years since moving to online ballot access.
    • Democracy Live operates the online ballot access portal. King County Elections tabulates ballots and records results.
    • Once a person submits their selections through the online ballot access portal a physical ballot is printed at the King County Elections office and tabulated.   

Learn more at kingcd.org/about.

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