OTHELLO — Elections will be held Dec. 11 for two seats on the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District board of directors. Qualified voters can obtain absentee ballots at the irrigation district office, 509-488-9671, or 55 N. Eighth Ave. Candidates also are authorized to distribute absentee ballots.
The seats up for election are in Director District 2, in Grant County, and Director District 4, in Adams County.
Qualified voters can vote in person at the district office from 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11. Qualified voters must own land within the director district and be Washington residents. Participants must vote in the director district where they live, or the one closest to their residence.
Owners of less than 10 acres cast one vote; owners of more than 10 acres cast two votes. Spouses who own land as community property can both vote, or one can be designated to cast both votes. A corporation, trust, limited liability corporation or other legal entities can delegate a representative to cast the votes.
Absentee ballots can be turned in at the district office during polling hours. Ballots can be mailed back to the office, and must be postmarked no later than midnight Dec. 11.
The candidates for District 2 are Boe Clausen, the incumbent, and Reid Baker. District 2 includes the Grant County section bounded by Wheeler Road on the north, on the east and south by the Grant County line, and the ECBID boundary on the west.
District 4 candidates are incumbent Duaine Anderson and Ross Fox. District 4 is completely in Adams County; the north boundary is the Grant/Adams county line and the Franklin/Adams county line is the boundary to the south. The east boundary is Booker Road to Cunningham Road, and the ECBID line forms the west boundary.
The district’s board of directors will count the ballots at 10 a.m. Dec. 17.