December 14, 2021 KID Election

Nominations

Pursuant to statute, the Kennewick Irrigation District annual election will be held the second Tuesday in December (December 14, 2021).  Board of Directors positions 2 and 5 will be on the ballot this year.  The term for these position is three years, beginning January 4, 2022.

Position 2 is currently held by Dean Dennis.

Position 5 is currently held by Gene Huffman.

All interested candidates must submit a Petition of Nomination and an Acceptance of Nomination form no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2020.  Necessary forms and further information are in the Nomination Packet.

2021 Nomination Packet

Candidates will be announced at the Board meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, after which names of candidates will be posted on the KID website.

If you have questions or would like to be mailed a Nomination Packet, please call Customer Service at 509-586-9111 and press “0”.

Voting in Person

Pursuant to Washington State law, polls will be open Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the KID Administrative Office located at 2015 South Ely Street, in Kennewick.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks will be required, and social distancing and sanitation measures will be in place.

Absentee Voting

Any qualified district elector who certifies that he or she cannot conveniently be present to vote in person on December 14, 2021 may vote by absentee ballot.  See RCW 87.03.032.  To receive an absentee ballot, please turn in a completed and signed a Request for Absentee Ballots form.  These may be printed, completed and signed, then returned to KID via mail, email, or by dropping in the payment slot on the front of our building.  Requested ballots will be provided via the U. S. Postal Service.

Absentee ballot requests will be filled after ballots have been printed in November, through December 13, 2021, however, electors are reminded that the voted absentee ballots must be returned to the District office by 8:00 p.m. on December 14, 2021 or be postmarked by midnight on December 14, 2021 and received within five days of that date.  (RCW 87.03.033)

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.

Forms:

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

If you would like to be mailed the Absentee Ballot Request form, please call Customer Service at 509-586-9111 and press “0”.

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 14, 2021 or be postmarked by midnight on December 14, 2021 and received within five days of that date.  RCW 87.03.033.