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The Board of Director’s position for Divisions 1 and 3 will terminate on January 14, 2020. 

An election will be held this year to fulfill these vacancies. The term of office will be for three years, beginning January 14, 2020, and terminating January 10, 2023. The incumbent may apply for an additional term, and any qualified elector from this division may run for this position.  If you wish to run for this position, you may pick up a petition and a list of qualified electors at the District office on or after Thursday, August 29, 2019.  Completed petitions must be received in the District office by 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  Petitions must have at least ten signatures of qualified electors.  If more than one candidate applies, an election will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The election will be held by mail-in ballot.  Ballots will be mailed between October 23, 2019 and October 29, 2019.

The qualifications for the voter are:

  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. An owner or a vendee under contract of purchase of land situated within the District and subject to the charges or assessments of the District.

These are the same qualifications required to sign a petition supporting a candidate. 

Where land is held in multiple ownership, such as husband and wife or in a trust, only one party may vote.

In the case of a Corporation, Partnership, or Limited Liability Company only one vote shall be allowed on behalf of all the owners under the multiple ownership.  The vote may be cast by any one of the multiple owners who holds an authorization in writing from the other owners (Voter Authorization Form).

If an elector is an owner in two or more divisions of residence and resides in one of them, the elector shall vote in the division of residence, but if an elector is a nonresident of the District, the elector may choose to vote in any one division in which the elector is an owner.  When a nonresident landowner chooses to vote in any one division, the landowner shall file a notice of choice of voting division with the Secretary of the Board of the District.  A nonresident landowner’s choice to vote in a certain division is permanent and remains permanent until the nonresident landowner’s ownership status changes in any way (Nonresident Election to Vote in Division Form).

If you are required to submit either of these forms, and do not already have one on file in this office, please call this office as soon as possible. 

State law provides for the following number of votes:

  1. One vote for up to 40 acres;
  2. Two votes for more than 40 acres and up to 160 acres; and
  3. Three votes for more than 160 acres.

A person wishing to run for director should be able to attend as many of the monthly meetings as possible.  The Board generally meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 A.M. at the District office.

If you have any questions regarding this election, please call the District Office at 541-382-3053.