Hirabayashi Place. Courtesy of InterIm CDA.

The International Special Review District Board (ISRD), which reviews new constructions and alterations to buildings in the Chinatown International District (CID), is holding elections for three positions in November:

  • #1 Business Owner, Property Owner or Employee
  • #2 Resident, Tenant or Community Participant
  • #4 Resident, Tenant or Community Participant

Nominations for candidates are due October 22, 2019. Eligible persons can be nominated to one position only. 

Nomination forms may be submitted via U.S. Postal Service or hand-delivered no later than the close of business day (5:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, October 22nd. Nominees and nominators shall sign the nomination form to provide proof of consent. An original signature from the nominee is required; therefore, nomination forms will not be accepted via email or fax, unless the original hard copy is received by the deadline.

The election is Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Bush Hotel plaza level meeting room (409 Maynard Ave. South, entrance off of Maynard Ave. S. or off Hing Hay Park) from 11 am to 6 pm.

Voters must meet at least one of these four categories of eligibility: Property Owner, Employee, Business Person, or Resident (as defined by election procedures for the International Special Review District Board authorized by the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods).  There can be no voting by proxy or absentee ballot. For more information, contact the International Special Review District Board Coordinator at (206) 684-0226 or visit http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/id.htm.

Voters must be registered.  A registration list of eligible voters is kept on file in the Department of Neighborhoods and at the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Development Authority (SCIDPDA), Hing Hay Co-Works, located at 409 Maynard Ave. S. It is not necessary for an eligible voter to register every year unless their voting category or address changes. 

Eligible voters may register by filling out a registration form and submitting it to the Department of Neighborhoods at any time of the year, but must register at least 30 days prior to the election.  Registration forms are available in the Department or in the SCIDPDA. On election day, voters will be asked to show one form of the following valid photographic identification: driver’s license, photographic identification card, passport, or permanent resident card, and sign a register. The International Special Review District Board Election Procedures (Amended September 12, 2016) are available upon request.

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