ELECTION TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

   Elections are open to all members, both to run and to vote.  Elections take place at the annual General Member Meeting, notified to members with current addresses on file, and notified in the store.

   Members who seek election to the board may be nominated, or nominate themselves by filling out an application. The application asks candidates about their experience, vision and relevant interests. Candidate statements are made available in the store, and online.

   In-store voting takes place for thirty days after the general meeting, using secret balloting and secure lockbox. All members of the cooperative are encouraged to vote!

   The Board of Trustees consists of nine members, elected to two-year terms. The Bylaws of the Corporation specify the powers of the Board, while certain rights and decisions are reserved for the General Membership.   The Board uses a 2/3 majority-vote for decision-making.