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Letter:  Whatcom Conservation District ‘Secret’ Election

Ray Kamada writes that Feb 8 (tomorrow) is the last day to request mail-in ballots for Whatcom Conservation District

Ray Kamada writes that Feb 8 (tomorrow) is the last day to request mail-in ballots for Whatcom Conservation District

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• Topics: Whatcom County, Elections,

Tomorrow is the last day to request mail-in ballots for Whatcom Conservation District

Supervisor election is 4pm this Tuesday, Feb. 8th. That's tomorrow!

You can request ballots online at: 

https://survey.whatcomcd.org/limesurvey/index.php/62682?newtest=Y&lang=en

As usual, the Conservation District hardly tries to make their voting deadline well-known. But after 4pm tomorrow, you can only vote at their office in Lynden.

Local elections for small offices, conducted in off-election years, have an impact on your quality life. But you can't vote in them, if you don't even know they're happening!

Yet, I failed to find such notices at The Whatcom Watch, Salish Current, Cascadia Daily News, or Bellingham Herald. 

The Salish Current's weekly governance page doesn't mention it.

https://salish-current.org/2021/02/11/doing-the-work-of-the-people-legislation-introduced-by-40th-and-42nd-district-legislators/

No hits via Cascadia's search of stories containing the word "conservation"

https://www.cascadiadaily.com/search/basic/?q=conservation+district&page=1

In fact, googling "conservation district" and "Bellingham Herald" just yields a letter to the editor from 2015.

Whatcom Democrats did post a notice, which you can find, if you're looking for it at:

https://www.whatcomdemocrats.org/2022/01/17/dont-forget-request-a-ballot-for-whatcom-conservation-district-election-now/

But I don't think that's really good enough. Do you?

Ray Kamada, Sudden Valley

Letter:  Whatcom Conservation District ‘Secret’ Election

By Letter WriterOn Feb 07, 2022

Ray Kamada writes that Feb 8 (tomorrow) is the last day to request mail-in ballots for Whatcom Conservation District

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