NOTICE OF ELECTION

Kennewick Irrigation District

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual election of Directors of the Kennewick Irrigation District will be held

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

From 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2015 South Ely Street

Kennewick, WA

At said election, Directors will be elected to Positions 1 and 4 for three-year terms beginning the first Tuesday in January 2017.

Any qualified elector who certifies they cannot conveniently be present on the day of election may vote by absentee ballot.  A ballot and certificate of qualifications will be furnished upon receipt of written request being made to the Secretary/Manager of the District.  Absentee ballot request forms are available below, in the lobby of the District office or by calling 509-586-9111.

Absentee ballots must be returned to the District office by 8:00 p.m. on December 13, 2016 or be postmarked by midnight on December 13, 2016 and received within five days of that date.

2016 KID Election

Pursuant to statute, the Kennewick Irrigation District annual election will be held the second Tuesday in December (December 13, 2016).

Voting in Person

Polls will be open:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

at the KID Administrative Office located at

2015 South Ely Street, Kennewick, Washington 99337

Candidates

Position 1

Stacy Copland

Kirk Rathbun

John Trumbo

Position 4

Debra J. Alexander

Dean L. Dennis

Absentee Voting

Any qualified district elector who certifies that he or she cannot conveniently be present to vote in person on December 13, 2016 may vote by absentee ballot.  See RCW 87.03.032.

Statutory Deadline for Receipt of Voted Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots must conform to statutory requirements and be returned to the District’s Administrative Office by 8:00 p.m. on December 13, 2016 or be postmarked by midnight on December 13, 2016 and received within five days of that date.  RCW 87.03.033.

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

In person:  Requests for absentee ballots made in person at the District office located at 2015 S. Ely Street will be filled during business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., after ballots have been printed, through December 12.  Absentee ballots will not be issued on Election Day.

Via mail:  Ballots will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to eligible voters from whom signed absentee ballot request forms are received via mail.  The Kennewick Irrigation District can make no guarantee timely mail delivery and recommends that absentee ballot requests be mailed or delivered to KID at least one week in advance of the election.

Electors are reminded that voted absentee ballots must be returned to the District office by 8:00 p.m. on December 13, 2016 or be postmarked by midnight on December 13, 2016 and received within five days of that date.  (RCW 87.03.033)

Electors planning to cast ballots for a spouse or for a corporation, general partnership, limited partnership, limited-liability corporation or other legal entity are advised to consult RCW 87.03.051.  Authorization forms are available below and should be completed and submitted with your Absentee Ballot Request form, if applicable:

If you would like to be mailed absentee voting request forms, please call the Administrative Office at 509-586-9111.