How to Vote in Cooperative Elections
There are currently seven board members of CCECA. CCECA is currently divided into seven different Districts with each board member elected by the members of CCECA who reside in that District. A board member serves a three-year term. An election is held every year in September for the board members whose term has expired. Whenever there is an election to select one of these board members, all the members receive an official ballot listing the people who are running for that seat. A natural person votes in the district in which they reside. Each member is entitled to one vote. You will be sent notice that the election is occurring and the date of the election, no later than 10 days prior to the election date. Voting is currently done by mail or in person at the annual meeting.
How to Run for the Board
While serving on the CCECA Board is an important and time-consuming task, we encourage all our members to consider running. When an election is to be held in your District, the current Board of Directors will appoint a nominating committee consisting of your neighbors to accept applications and to interview possible candidates for the Board. The nominating committee is to review the applicants and nominate qualified people to run in the election.
If you are not nominated by the committee, you can still run for the Board by obtaining a Nomination Petition and getting the signature of 15 members residing in your district and submitting the Petition by the deadline.
All nominated people, whether by committee or petition, appear on the ballot, which is sent out to CCECA members residing in the District. A candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared the officially elected director of the district.