Whidbey Island Conservation District gears up for election

The Whidbey Island Conservation District election is Jan. 31, but prospective candidates for the one elective position have only until Jan. 3 to decide whether to file.

An election for one of the district’s board of supervisors positions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the WICD office at 1 NE Fourth St. in Coupeville.

The board has appointed Sarah Cassatt to be the election supervisor. Polls will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Registered voters residing on Whidbey Island are eligible to vote. Mail-in ballots are available upon request; requests must be made by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, by email to or by calling 678-4708.  Ballots must be returned to WICD by 6 p.m. Jan. 31.

The board of supervisors consists of five members, each serving a three-year term. District supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district.

Two positions are open in 2012: An elected position, currently held by Antonia Palkovic; and an appointed position, currently held by Fran Einterz. Candidates must be registered voters residing on Whidbey Island, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Elections and appointment procedures are available at the district office and at Interested individuals may contact WICD at 678-4708 or visit their website at for information on how to file as a candidate. Filing deadlines are 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 for the elected position and March 31 for the appointed position.


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