2020 Special Purpose Diking District

2020 Special Purpose Diking District

There will be a Special Purpose District General Election for the purpose of electing Supervisor Position 1 for Consolidated Diking Improvement District No. 1.  The election will be conducted by poll site on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Absentee ballots will be available to eligible voters upon request. 

Sample Ballot

Polling Place Location & Hours

Cowlitz County Event Center
1900 7th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Eligible Voters

To be a qualified voter of a special district a person must:
•    Be a registered voter in the State of Washington for not less than 30 days before the election.
•    Own land in the District for not less than 30 days before the election.
RCW 85.38.010

Corporations, partnerships, and government entities must:
•    Have owned land in the District for a period not less than sixty days before the election.
•    Must designate in writing one natural person to cast its two votes or two natural persons to each cast one of its votes.
RCW 85.38.010, RCW 85.38.105

In the case of land being sold under a Real Estate Contract, the purchaser shall be deemed to be the owner for voting purposes.
RCW 85.38.010 (2)

The State of Washington, its agents and political subdivisions are not qualified to vote to elect a member of the governing board of a special district.
RCW 85.38.010

Number of Ballots an Entity is Eligible 

A single owner of land in the District is eligible to cast two (2) ballots.

Community property owners are entitled to vote one (1) ballot each unless one spouse designates in writing that the other spouse may cast both votes.

Corporations, partnerships, and government entities in the District may designate in writing one natural person to cast its two (2) votes or two natural persons to each cast one (1) of its votes.
RCW 85.38.105

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballot requests may be made by any eligible voter by mail or in person at the Cowlitz County Elections Office. Absentee ballot requests must be made no more than forty-five days before the election, and must be made in sufficient time to ensure ballot mail delivery. To be valid, absentee ballots must be received or postmarked on or before the day of the election.

Links:

Diking Absentee Ballot Application

Final Candidate Filings