Candidates can be either self-nominated or nominated by the Steering Committee.
Deadline for submitting a name for nomination is 5 PM, Monday, May 20.
Each candidate must submit a brief statement (200 to 500 words) that includes their relevant background (whatever they choose to share) and why they are interested in serving on the PCM’s Board of Directors. This statement will be shared with owners prior to the vote to assist in making their decision (placed on website, sent via email, and in hard copy at the annual meeting).
Nominations can be sent via email to the co-op’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org or in a hard copy to The Purple Carrot Market, PO Box 724, Little Falls MN 56345.
Candidates will be allowed to make a brief statement at the PCM Annual Meeting prior to the vote.
Paper copies of the ballot will be distributed to each owner at the annual meeting. If an owner has submitted an absentee ballot, they will not receive one at the PCM Annual Meeting.
Absentee ballots will be made available to owners via Survey Monkey using the individual owner’s number as an identifier.
Ballots will be counted by an appointed committee of owners who are not running for the board. A current Board member who is not running will organize the ballot counting.