Success Story of a Little Food Co-op in Southwest New Mexico (The Silver City Food Co-op History) by
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Board of Directors
Silver City Food Co-op Board of Directors Election 2021
Voting for our new Board will take place from December 1 to December 14 at 7pm
This year we have 5 openings on our Board of Directors and 5 candidates.
Write-in candidates are allowed.
To secure a seat on the Board, a candidate must receive over 50% of the vote.
Click on each candidate to see their Candidate's Statement.
You can access and print a ballot here.
Our system of needing a majority of the ballots cast allows our Membership to NOT vote for a candidate. For example: A candidate runs on a platform to sell the Co-op to Walmart. This candidate receives 20 votes out of 500 ballots cast. In a system where you just need the most votes cast, as in our situation were we have the same amount of candidates as openings for a full Board, this candidate would gain a seat. In our system, you would need 251 votes to gain a seat ensuring that the Membership's voice is heard. If there are open seats after the election, the Board Members can appoint folks until the next election.