Elections


2017 Spring Election Results

(accepted by the Board June 12, 2017)

A total of 1189 (15.4%) of our 7722 eligible Owners voted. The electorate approved the restatement of our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws by a vote of 936 to 202 (82.2% vs. 17.8%), and welcomed the following 2017-2018 Board of Directors:

Karen Rich, with 953 votes

Sharon Tobar, with 939 votes

Treva Valentine, with 906 votes

Dana Marsh, with 887 votes

An Election Mailer was sent to eligible Owners on Monday, May 1. Click here to view a PDF of the Election Mailer contents, which included an explanation and analysis of the ballot proposal, as well as arguments for and against. This was our first year offering an online voting option, and 78% of electors chose to do so.


2017 Election Policies and Procedures

2017 Election Calendar

DATE EVENT REQUIREMENTS & NOTES
Monday, February 13 Board Approves Election Procedures 60 days before start of election (no later than March 2)
Monday, February 13 Board Appoints Inspectors of Election 30 days before start of election (no later than April 1)
Tuesday, February 28 Mail Notice of Annual Meeting & Election 21-90 days before Annual Meeting (between Feb 6-April 16)
Wednesday, March 1 Election Procedures posted in store 30 days before start of election (no later than April 1)
Monday, March 27 Post Ballot Proposition(s) in store and on website
Monday, April 3 Candidate Declaration / Ballot Argument deadline at scheduled board meeting
Monday, May 1 Mail Election Pamphlet with Ballot; Voting Begins
Sunday, May 7 Annual Meeting between April 1 & June 30
Wednesday, May 31 Last day of Voting
Monday, June 12 Results of election Certified by Board at scheduled board meeting
Tuesday, June 13 Election results posted w/in 36 hrs after Certification, w/in 14 days of close of Election

2016 Special Election Results

(accepted by the Board in December 2016)

A total of 754 ballots were cast in the special election. The ballots were counted on Monday November 28, 2016. There were three community members in attendance, three board members (Ed Clemens, Sandra Schickele and Doug Walter ) and two staff (Prasanna Regmi and Dustin Lambert).

Each ballot was counted by two different people. There were 8959 owners eligible to vote. The 754 ballots represent 8.4% of the membership - exceeding the needed quorum of 5 %.

Proposition 1 received 692 Yes votes, 58 No votes and 4 Blank ballots. Thus, 92% of the votes favored proposition 1. With this vote - the members provide the BOD with the right to determine the beginning and end of the fiscal year.

Proposition 2 received 641 Yes votes, 108 No votes and 5 Blank ballots. This proposition did not receive as much support as Proposition 1, with the percent approval dipping to 85.6%- but none-the less a vote that could be considered a mandate to proceed to implement the option for electronic voting.

The Board of Directors thanks all owners for their participation in this election. With the passage of these propositions our financial reporting will be easier to compare on a year-to-year basis, and we hope that with the opportunity for electronic voting there will be an increase in owner participation. The future of the Davis Food Co-op is dependent upon your participation in this democratic process.

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2016 Spring Election Results

(accepted by the Board, 6/6/16)

E. Kim Coontz elected to a 3 year term as Director with 513 votes.
Sandra Schickele elected to a 3 year term as Director with 470 votes.
Errol Cabinian Dauis elected to a 3 year term as Director with 440 votes.
Dana Marsh elected as First Alternate with 396 votes.
Doug Walter elected as Second Alternate with 102 votes.

Final 2015 Election Results

(accepted by the Board, 6/8/15)

Ken Bradford elected to a 3 year term as Director with 414 votes
J. Faye Dixon elected to a 3 year term as Director with 404 votes
Tom Hagler elected to a 3 year term as Director with 366 votes
Vincent Ortiz elected to a 1 year term as Director with 357 votes
Sandra Schickele elected as First Alternate with 347 votes
Michael Larsen elected as Second Alternate with 261 votes


Results from 1999 to 2014