The West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for Directors on Tuesday June 17th, 2008 to fill two (2) positions.
Nominating petitions for election must be submitted to the West Oahu SWCD by 4:00 pm June 2nd, 2008, or postmarked no later than June 2nd, 2008 at 99-193 Aiea Heights Drive, Suite 109, Aiea, HI 96701.
In accordance with the 1991 Amendments in Chapter 180 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes,
1. Director candidates must file nominating petitions with twenty (25) or more votes from registered land occupiers or district cooperators. Registered land occupiers are owners or lessees of land for agricultural designation or uses who provide the district with their name, address, and identifying land and acreage. A district cooperator is considered registered, but their acreage will also be documented to determine total votes. A land occupier may sign more than one (1) petition.
2. Candidates for director must live or work in the West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District.
3. If there are more candidates than vacancies, elections will be conducted by the district.
Note: Chapter 180, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 180-12, provides that land occupiers representing individual farms, ranches, or plantations are eligible to have one (1) vote for each one hundred (100) acres or less lying within the district.
Ballots will be available at the above address by June 6, 2008. All ballots for election must be submitted by 1:30 pm, June 17th, 2008 to the NRCS Office, 99-193 Aiea Heights Drive, Suite 109, Aiea, HI 96701.
For further assistance, please call (808) 483-8600 ext. 110 or ext 119 (SB31086 5/8, 5/9, 5/10/08)~