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.
|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.
2016 Spring Election Results
(accepted by the Board, 6/6/16)
(accepted by the Board, 6/8/15)