Voting starts in King Conservation District board election
February 15, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 11 a.m. Feb. 15, 2011
The monthlong election for a King Conservation District board seat started Tuesday, and voters in Issaquah and elsewhere in the far-reaching district can cast ballots online.
In one of the first online elections in the United States, the district is allowing voters to cast e-ballots from computers through 9 p.m. March 15.
The district focuses on delivering natural resources information and technical assistance to landowners across most of King County.
Candidates for the open seat include Kent farmer Bruce Elliott, Redmond real estate agent Teri Herrera, Duvall farmer Eric Nelson and Sammamish retiree Preston Prudente.
Voters can also cast ballots in person at the district office — 1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 130, Renton — from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 15.
The election is open to registered voters in Issaquah elsewhere in King County, except for Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific and Skykomish — cities outside the district.
King County Elections does not administer district elections. Rather, the district has retained Bellevue-based Election Trust and a Washington, D.C., company, Scytl Secure Electronic Voting USA, to manage and coordinate the balloting.