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Election coming soon for Whidbey Island Conservation District

The Whidbey Island Conservation District will hold an election for a seat on its board of commissioners on Jan. 31.

The position is currently held by Antonia Palkovic.

The filing deadline for candidates is Jan. 3. Candidates must be registered voters residing on Whidbey Island and may be required to own land or operate a farm.

Elections and appointment procedures are available at the district office and at www.scc.wa.gov. Interested individuals can call the district at 360-678-4708 or visit www.whidbeycd.org for information on how to file as a candidate.

Polls will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the district office at 1 NE Fourth St. in Coupeville. Registered voters residing on Whidbey Island are eligible to vote.

Mail-in ballots are available upon request; requests must be made by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 by e-mail to sarah@whidbeycd.org or call 360-678-4708.  Ballots must be returned to the district by 6 p.m. Jan. 31.

An appointed position, currently held by Fran Einterz, will also be open in 2012. The filing deadline is March 31.

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