How does one seek a position on the board of trustees?
In January every member in the board district up for election will receive a card in the mail asking if they are interested in running for a board position. Every qualified member will receive an orientation booklet describing the responsibilities and expectations of a trustee, along with a trustee nomination information sheet where the candidate can describe his or her qualifications and reasons for seeking the position.
Is there any kind of screening process?
Yes. All candidates will be asked to sit through a short interview. The interview is designed to give the candidate an opportunity to describe themselves on a one-on-one basis with the Nominating Committee and to ask questions about the position or the Cooperative.
Can I nominate myself?
Yes. Any member may be nominated by submitting a written petition signed by not less than 100 members. Petitions for election are to be returned no less than 40 days prior to the Annual Meeting.
When is the election?
The election is done by mail-in ballot. The Official Notice of Meeting and Ballots are prepared and mailed by first class mail to all members no less than 20 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Ballots are to be returned or cast on-line not less than 3 days prior to the Annual Meeting.
When do we get the results of the election?
Results of mail-in/internet vote are announced at the Annual Meeting.
What is the voting process and timeline?
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