WHATCOM CONSERVATION DISTRICT ELECTION: BALLOTS BY REQUEST ONLY The Whatcom
Conservation District assists farmers in stewardship of natural resources in Whatcom County. All voters in Whatcom County are qualified to vote (including all of us who live in the city). Ballots will NOT be sent to voters automatically as is the case in other elections. The crucial thing to know about this election is that YOU had to have requested your ballot BY MONDAY FEBRUARY 9.
Ballots will be mailed February 13 and must be returned or postmarked by March 10 at 6 PM; information on the ballot MUST be exactly as it is on your voter registration card. It's a small election with a potentially large local impact. Your vote always counts most when the fewest people are voting. This is a tiny election so your vote counts a lot.
If you did not request an absentee ballot, you can vote in person on March 10th, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the Whatcom Conservation District office, 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden.
THE CANDIDATES: The two candidates in this election have very different viewpoints. Larry Helm is a board member of the Whatcom County Tea Party.
Joy Monjure is a practical environmentalist. She helped create the first Whatcom County Farm Map and Guide and the community Fall Harvest Dinner. She started the Farm to Schools program, has been on the Everson City Council, is a farmer herself, and has good personal connections to local farmers.