Property owners in the Kennewick and Columbia irrigation districts must vote by 8 p.m. today to fill vacancies on each district's board of directors.
There is one position available on the KID board with three candidates running for it.
John Pringle's decision not to seek another three-year term on the KID board prompted Jim Wade, Dean Dennis and Kirk Rathbun to file.
Voting will be from 1 to 8 p.m. at KID offices, 12 W. Kennewick Ave., which is the only voting place.
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Absentee ballots also will be accepted at the office until the poll closes, or be postmarked by today and received within five days.
No one filed to run against board president John Jaksch, who expects to serve another three years as a KID director.
Each property owner of five acres or less is entitled to two votes, while larger properties are entitled to two votes for each 5 acres or fraction thereof.
State law requires that a husband and wife who own property in common in an irrigation district each cast their own vote or have written authority of the other spouse to vote for them.
The form to authorize voting for a spouse is at www.kid.org.
There are about 21,000 parcels in the KID. About 145 people turned out for the last KID election, said district Manager Chuck Freeman.
The Columbia Irrigation District has four people running for two positions on the board.
Vernon Vogtman is running against incumbent Gerald Sleater for the Division 2 seat.
Bruce Sullivan is running against James Berger to fill the Division 3 position left open by David St. John, who decided not to seek another term.
Voting in the CID election will be held at the CID office, 10 E. Kennewick Ave., from 1 to 8 p.m.