The three local water districts and the Idyllwild Fire Protection District have all taken the necessary steps to prepare for election of directors during the August vote-by-mail election.

Last week, both IFPD and the Pine Cove Water District held special meetings authorizing the Riverside County registrar of voters to conduct the election, if needed. Last month, both Fern Valley and Idyllwild water districts adopted similar resolutions.

For all four districts, the candidate filing period begins Monday, May 4 and ends Friday, May 29. If any current incumbent chooses not to seek re-election, the filing period for that district will be extended five days to Wednesday, June 3.

Election Day is Aug. 25. The registrar will begin mailing ballots in late July. Ballots must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by Aug. 25 or postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than Aug. 28 in order to be counted.

FVWD directors who can stand for re-election are Trischa Clark and newly appointed Richard Schnetzer. IWD directors whose terms expire this year are President James Billman and directors Dean Lattin and Warren Monroe.

Michael Esnard and Diana Eskew are the PCWD directors whose terms end.

IFPD commissioners eligible for re-election are President Jerry Buchanan and Vice President Larry Donahoo.