December 14, 2021 KID Election
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.
By law, nominations for the Kennewick Irrigation District annual election closed at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021. Candidates for Position 2 (in the order that nominating petitions were received) are Dean Dennis and Griffin Hanberg.
Gene Huffman was unopposed for Position 5 and has been declared elected pursuant to RCW 87.03.075.
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.
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 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 8, 2020 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.
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 8, 2021 and received within five days of that date. RCW 87.03.033.