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Board Elections & Appointments

All conservation district elections and appointments in Washington State are governed by Washington Administrative Code 135-110 with guidance and oversight provided by the Washington State Conservation Commission

2021 Election and Appointment Information

Each conservation district (CD) in Washington is governed by a board of five members, called supervisors. Three are elected locally by the public, and two are appointed by the Conservation Commission. At least two of the elected and one of the appointed supervisors must be local landowners or operators of a farm. The term of office is three years. Supervisors are non-partisan and serve without compensation — they are volunteers.

Please continue reading below for important information on how to vote and/or how to apply for a supervisor position.

Voter Information


Eligible voters must be registered to vote in Pend Oreille County and reside within the boundaries of the conservation district (Pend Oreille County, Town of Metaline, Town of Ione, and City of Newport).  Because this election will be held by mail-in/drop-off voting, ballots are available by request only.  Requests MUST include the eligible voter’s full name and full mailing address.


The deadline to request a ballot is: March 3rd at 5:00 PM


Ballot requests may be submitted by:

  • Sending an email to with the requester’s full name and full address

  • Calling 509-447-1155 – please leave a message clearly stating the requester’s full name, full mailing address, and a phone number to reach you if necessary


Completed ballots can be mailed-in or dropped off at our office on Election Day (March 17th, 2021). 

  • Ballots must be dropped in POCD’s secure dropbox at 121 N. Washington Ave., Newport, WA 99156 by 5:00 PM.  The dropbox is located on the west side of the building in our Administration Office (behind Frontier Title & Escrow Company).  

  • Return completed ballots by mail to:


P.O. Box 465

Newport, WA 99156

Candidate Information

Qualified candidates must be registered voters residing in Pend Oreille County and reside within the boundaries of the conservation district (Pend Oreille County, Town of Metaline, Town of Ione, and City of Newport) and may be required to own land or operate a farm.  Candidates may apply for both the elected and appointed positions but can only be selected to fill one.  Candidates should also be aware that the application process differs between the two positions.  Below are basic instructions with links to application forms and guidance documents for each position

CD Candidates Guide to Appointments

Elected Position

CD Candidates Guide

The application deadline is closed for the 2021 election.

Appointed Position 

  • Please read the CD Candidates Guide to Appointments before applying.  To apply for the appointed position, candidates must complete the AF-1 Form.  This will automatically be sent to the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC).  The application deadline is March 31st, 2021.

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