Thurston Conservation District
2023 Election Information
A mail-in election for a board seat (Position 3) at the Thurston Conservation District will be held on March 14, 2023 at 2918 Ferguson St SW Suite A, Tumwater, WA 98512. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the Conservation District, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. The candidate filing deadline is January 23, 2023 at 4:30pm. Registered voters who reside within the Conservation District boundary are eligible to vote. The first day that voters may request ballots to be mailed to their mailing address for this election is February 6, 2023 and the last day and time is March 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm. Ballots may be requested in person March 7-10, 2023 and March 13-14, 2023 between 8am and 4:30pm.
Thurston Conservation District is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to contribute to conservation and your community by serving on the Board of Supervisors! Supervisors are public officials and are responsible for setting and maintaining overall district policies regarding the management and conservation of natural resources within the District. The successful candidate will become part of a volunteer five-person Board of Supervisors, who each serve without compensation for three-year terms.
Who: Qualified candidates are registered voters residing in the Conservation District, which covers most of Thurston County.
What: Become a candidate for our March 14, 2023 mail-in election. Share your personal and professional experience for the betterment of our community!
How: Fill out and return the below linked paperwork. The filing deadline is January 23, 2023 at 4:30pm.
- Mandatory paperwork: Candidate information for elected supervisor position (Form PF-A) – Word or PDF
- Candidate Statement Guidelines
Candidate paperwork and statement may be turned in electronically or physically mailed to the Election Supervisor, Susan Shelton—email@example.com or 2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater WA, 98512
Voters may begin requesting a ballot Feb. 6, 2023.
Check back here for updated information and instructions.
Hiring Temporary Elections Staff
Thurston Conservation District (TCD) is hiring a temporary part-time election employee who will serve as a polling officer and will help the District hold a transparent and accountable election for its Board of Supervisors Position 3. The selected candidate will report directly to the District’s Election Supervisor, Susan Shelton, and will work in collaboration with the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections staff and Polling Officer volunteers. This temporary position will support the District’s March 14, 2023 mail-in election season.
District election processes are dictated by our governing law (RCW Chapter 89.08), WAC Section 135-110, and the procedures established by the Washington State Conservation Commission. It is a priority of Thurston CD to ensure that our permanent staff are not responsible for handling or processing ballots in order to reduce any potential for the appearance of election tampering, and to ensure sufficient capacity to provide voters with well-trained, highly responsive support throughout our 2023 election season.
Send your resume including two references and the supplemental questionnaire electronically to:
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20, 2023 at 4:30pm.
Please include Polling Officer – YOUR NAME in the subject line. Hiring will occur on a rolling basis.
For questions, please contact Susan Shelton, Election Supervisor at: email@example.com or
- WA State Conservation Commission (WSCC) Guide to Conservation District Elections
- Conservation District Elections FAQs from WSCC
- TCD’s Election FAQ page
Additional information about Conservation District elections may be found on the WA State Conservation Commission’s website.
Supervisors are public officials and are responsible for setting and maintaining overall district policies regarding the management and conservation of natural resources within the District. The successful candidate serves as part of a volunteer five-person Board of Supervisors who each serve without compensation for three-year terms. Eligible voters must be registered to vote in Thurston County and live within the Conservation District Boundaries. Some parts of Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino do not qualify. Please check the map below.
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