Elections

Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) welcomes community members wanting to get involved with their district. Consider attending board meetings, visit our website to read minutes or other interesting information about the district.

Voting is another way to be involved. KID is a special purpose district formed over 100 years ago, and irrigation district elections differ from general elections. If you received this magazine, you are probably qualified to vote or run for office. If you have questions or want to get involved, please feel free to reach out to us.

Your Board of Directors

KID is directed by a five-member Board, elected by you. Directors attend Board meetings and serve on committees, such as Finance, Realty, or Operations and Engineering. The Board sets policies to guide staff in fulfilling KID’s mission.

Director and Elector Eligibility

Irrigation district elections are governed by Washington State law (RCW 87.03). Candidate and elector (voter) eligibility requirements are the same: you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a Washington State resident, and hold title or evidence of title to assessable land in KID.

To run for a Director seat, visit kid.org/election in September/October for candidate information and forms. Candidate petitions are due by 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday of November.

Your Vote Matters

You can vote in-person at KID’s office from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of December.

Absentee ballots will be issued to any elector who signs and returns an Absentee Ballot Request form before election day, certifying they cannot conveniently be present to vote in person. These forms will be available in November, on KID’s election webpage or by mail.

Open Public Meetings

Board meetings are open to the public, and held at 9:00 a.m. on first and third Tuesdays of each month. Currently, meetings are conducted remotely via Zoom. Zoom meeting invitations are posted before meetings on kid.org/about-kid/board-committees.

2020 KID Election Results

Pursuant to statute, returns of the Kennewick Irrigation District annual election were canvassed in an open public meeting on December 14, 2020.  David McKenzie was re-elected to Board of Directors position 3. The term for this position is three years, beginning January 5, 2021.