Are you interested in being a Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District Director? If so, then please review the information below and contact your local General Registrar soon, as the filing deadline is June 20th.
The general election: November 7, 2023
The filing deadline: 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2023 (by the third Tuesday in June. This is a change from previous elections)
§ 24.2-507. Deadlines for filing declarations and petitions of candidacy. For any office, declarations of candidacy and the petitions therefor shall be filed according to the following schedule: 1. For a general election in November, by 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday in June.
Some useful links:
Instructions for Candidates – provides links to resources and forms.
Below are the forms you will need to complete:
Petition of Qualified Voters – must be printed two-sided (front and back)
Statement of Organization for a Candidate Committee (see VA COMET online application and associated instructions)
Some additional information:
The number of petition signatures required: 25 - See page 12 of the Local and Constitutional Office Bulletin
The number of petition signatures recommend: 30 or more - In case any who sign are not registered voters
You will need a separate depository to maintain election funds, even if no funds are planned.
SWCD Directors are not required to submit the Statement of Economic Interests - Confirmed with the Ethics Council January 2023
We recommend contacting your local General Registrar early if you have any questions and to ensure you know what is expected of you. And of course again when ready to file your completed forms.
Bob Lund, one of the directors from James City County on the Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District's Board of Directors, explain the process by which you can get on the ballot to become a representative from your city or county who sits on the CSWCD Board. Do you care about the environment? About helping people? Then please consider running in the next election.