The voting period for the 2021 cooperative election is now closed. Thanks to all who participated in the democratic member control of the co-op.
Election results will be announced during this year's annual meeting and in future issues of Ohio Cooperative Living magazine.
Voter information packets were mailed to all members in early-March, containing all details for voting and fulfilling this important function of being a cooperative member!
Casting your ballot in the cooperative’s annual election takes just a few moments of your time and fulfills a unique and important function of being a cooperative member.
This year, in addition to electing trustees, members will also be asked to approve changes proposed to update and modernize the co-op’s Code of Regulations.
Prior to casting your ballot, members are encouraged to review the following info:
Members will vote on candidates in trustee districts 1, 2, and 3.
Read more about proposed changes, which are submitted for approval with the goal of modernizing the Code of Regulations.
In March, each member will receive an official election packet in the mail. Each member is eligible to vote for all districts open for election. This year, members will be asked to vote for districts 1, 2, and 3.
Your packet will contain all info necessary for you to vote, including:
- The official election ballot
- Informational sheets containing trustee candidates for districts up for election
- instructions for accessing documents outlining proposed changes to the Code or Regulations
- A return mailing envelope
Simply decide whether to vote by mail or online and follow the steps outlined in your information packet.
Voting by mail
To vote by mail, select one candidate from each district up for election and return your ballot in the included postage-paid envelope. Mail ballots must be received on or before April 8 to be counted. Votes will be collected and calculated by a third-party election service. We won’t be able to accept any ballots at the cooperative’s offices.
If you choose to vote online, you’ll need the unique PIN number and secure web address listed in your information packet. Your selections can then be made and submitted instantly from this site. The online voting period opens on March 8 at 12:01 a.m. and will close on April 8 at 11:59 p.m..
Each member will only be allowed to vote once. This includes members with multiple accounts.
The official election results will be announced at the annual meeting of members on Tuesday, April 13.