Recent Changes for "Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_2011Recent Changes of the page "Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011" on Davis Wiki.en-us Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-06-13 09:43:31DougWalterfixing link in my comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2011-06-13 09:39:25'' [[nbsp]] Now that the election is done (except for the 6/20 Board meeting where results are accepted), I have magically regained opinions (this is an attempt at humor). In the store, on the Election bulletin board, someone wrote a comment saying Proposition 1 seemed to have something to do with the 2010 Palestine/Israel debate (referenced at ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment<span>&nbsp;a</span>nd Sanctions"] -- but they couldn't tell "which side" it was from.<br> -<span>&nbsp;The Proposition was fashioned by a lawyer working at the direction of the Board; my obser</span>v<span>ation is that they were hoping for a proposal that wasn't "for" either "side," but "for" the Co-op. They hoped</span> this proposal will make future debates more structured by Bylaws, and so subject future initiative proposals to more structure, both technical (dates, procedures for submitting signatures) and "strategic." Time will tell, but I think all that language will provide more framework for the exercise of discretion and judgement by future Directors. That's in contrast to Spring 2010, where (IMO) they were bound, guided, and inspired <span>only</span> by the twin concepts of "legal and proper" -- which leaves a lot of discretion and judgement to exercise! --["Users/DougWalter"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2011-06-13 09:39:25'' [[nbsp]] Now that the election is done (except for the 6/20 Board meeting where results are accepted), I have magically regained opinions (this is an attempt at humor). In the store, on the Election bulletin board, someone wrote a comment saying Proposition 1 seemed to have something to do with the 2010 Palestine/Israel debate (referenced at ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment<span>, A</span>nd Sanctions"]<span>)</span> -- but they couldn't tell "which side" it was from.<br> <span>+ <br> + The Proposition was fashioned by a lawyer working at the direction of the Board; my observation is that they were hoping for a proposal that wasn't "for" either "side," but "for" the Co</span>-<span>op. I belie</span>v<span>e they hope</span> this proposal will make future debates more structured by Bylaws, and so subject future initiative proposals to more structure, both technical (dates, procedures for submitting signatures) and "strategic." Time will tell, but I think all that language will provide more framework for the exercise of discretion and judgement by future Directors. That's in contrast to Spring 2010, where (IMO) they were bound, guided, and inspired <span>''only''</span> by the twin concepts of "legal and proper" -- which leaves a lot of discretion and judgement to exercise! --["Users/DougWalter"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-06-13 09:39:25DougWalterComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-06-13 09:39:25'' [[nbsp]] Now that the election is done (except for the 6/20 Board meeting where results are accepted), I have magically regained opinions (this is an attempt at humor). In the store, on the Election bulletin board, someone wrote a comment saying Proposition 1 seemed to have something to do with the 2010 Palestine/Israel debate (referenced at ["Davis Food Co-op/Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions"] -- but they couldn't tell "which side" it was from.<br> + The Proposition was fashioned by a lawyer working at the direction of the Board; my observation is that they were hoping for a proposal that wasn't "for" either "side," but "for" the Co-op. They hoped this proposal will make future debates more structured by Bylaws, and so subject future initiative proposals to more structure, both technical (dates, procedures for submitting signatures) and "strategic." Time will tell, but I think all that language will provide more framework for the exercise of discretion and judgement by future Directors. That's in contrast to Spring 2010, where (IMO) they were bound, guided, and inspired only by the twin concepts of "legal and proper" -- which leaves a lot of discretion and judgement to exercise! --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-06-13 09:25:07DougWalterdates, dates <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election began April 14, with delivery of Election Materials to mailboxes of some Davis members, and ended on June 10. Lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. '''Friday, June 10, 2011 <span>i</span>s the last day to vote''' (see note below about why the last day to vote has changed). In addition to voting for Directors, shareholders in good standing are voting on '''Proposition 1, Initiatives''', as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election began April 14, with delivery of Election Materials to mailboxes of some Davis members, and ended on June 10. Lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. '''Friday, June 10, 2011 <span>wa</span>s the last day to vote''' (see note below about why the last day to vote has changed). In addition to voting for Directors, shareholders in good standing are voting on '''Proposition 1, Initiatives''', as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Final Election Results, as of 6/2/1<span>0</span><br> <span>-</span> (<span>No</span> Valid ballots arrived by five days after the election) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Final Election Results, as of 6/<span>1</span>2/1<span>1</span><br> <span>+</span> (<span>will</span> Valid ballots arrived by five days after the election<span>?</span>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Shareholders in good standing on <span>5</span>/<span>27</span>/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of 4/12/11, six Co-op members have declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Shareholders in good standing on <span>6</span>/<span>10</span>/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of 4/12/11, six Co-op members have declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-06-13 09:22:19DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>5</span>/13/2011|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>6</span>/13/2011|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-06-12 17:14:49DougWalterelection results <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election began April 14, with delivery of Election Materials to mailboxes of some Davis members. Lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. '''Friday, June 10, 2011 is the last day to vote''' (see note below about why the last day to vote has changed). In addition to voting for Directors, shareholders in good standing are voting on '''Proposition 1, Initiatives''', as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election began April 14, with delivery of Election Materials to mailboxes of some Davis members<span>, and ended on June 10</span>. Lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. '''Friday, June 10, 2011 is the last day to vote''' (see note below about why the last day to vote has changed). In addition to voting for Directors, shareholders in good standing are voting on '''Proposition 1, Initiatives''', as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;</span>T<span>his </span>p<span>age will be u</span>p<span>dated as various Election materials are finalized and posted on the Co-op web site.</span> The Election Materials were taken to the Davis Post Office on April 13, considerably in advance of the scheduled April 21 mailing date (thanks to good work by ["The Printer"] and Capital Mailing Services in Sacramento). Below is the 2011 Election Calendar (also available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#calendar the Co-op web site]): </td> <td> <span>+ Final Election Results, as of 6/2/10<br> + (No Valid ballots arrived by five days after the election)<br> + We counted 971 ballots, from 8,890 eligible voters: 10.92% turnout<br> + <br> + Elected to ''three</span>-<span>year terms'' as Directors:<br> + '''Janie Booth''', 760 votes<br> + '''Stacie Frerichs''', 727 votes<br> + '''Ben Pearl''', 572 votes<br> + <br> + Elected to ''one-year terms'' as Alternate Directors:<br> + '''Franklin D. Fox''' 1st Alt., 392 votes<br> + '''</span>T<span>ravis Breckon''' 2nd Alt., 41 votes<br> + <br> + Not elected:<br> + Sarah J Palmer, 32 votes<br> + <br> + Pro</span>p<span>. 1, Initiatives </span>p<span>asses:<br> + Yes, 805 votes 92.2%<br> + No, 68 votes 7.8%<br> + <br> +</span> The Election Materials were taken to the Davis Post Office on April 13, considerably in advance of the scheduled April 21 mailing date (thanks to good work by ["The Printer"] and Capital Mailing Services in Sacramento). Below is the 2011 Election Calendar (also available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#calendar the Co-op web site]): </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Janie Booth [[MailTo(janiebooth AT gmail DOT com)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Janie Booth [[MailTo(janiebooth AT gmail DOT com)]]<span>&nbsp;760 votes, 3 year term as Director</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Stacie Frerichs [[MailTo(staciefrerichs AT yahoo DOT com)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Stacie Frerichs [[MailTo(staciefrerichs AT yahoo DOT com)]]<span>&nbsp;727 votes, 3 year term as Director</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Franklin D. Fox [[MailTo(fdfox AT jps DOT net)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Franklin D. Fox [[MailTo(fdfox AT jps DOT net)]]<span>&nbsp;392 votes, 1 year term as First Alternate Director</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Ben Pearl [[MailTo(benjaminpearl AT gmail DOT com)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Ben Pearl [[MailTo(benjaminpearl AT gmail DOT com)]]<span>&nbsp;572 votes, 3 year term as Director</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> (write-in) [[MailTo(tbreckon AT sbcglobal DOT net)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> (write-in) [[MailTo(tbreckon AT sbcglobal DOT net)]]<span>&nbsp;41 votes, 1 year term as Second Alternate Director</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Sarah Palmer [[MailTo(sjpalmer AT ucdavis DOT edu)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Sarah Palmer [[MailTo(sjpalmer AT ucdavis DOT edu)]]<span>&nbsp;32 votes</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-05-13 12:19:07DougWalterRumors of "possible irregularity" <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Endorsements''' have been a feature of many past Co-op elections. At least one shareholder has posted her preferences on the Election display in the Co-op for the past nine years, although an anonymous correspondent thought this was a "possible irregularity". Reading [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections the Election Policy], you will see references to providing space for endorsements in Sections 2.1, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-05-13 11:24:24DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Election page is up to date through 5/1<span>0</span>/2011|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Election page is up to date through 5/1<span>3</span>/2011|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-05-13 11:24:09DougWalterspecial Board meeting, change to day for counting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Ballots counted ||<span>Mo</span>nday, June 12 after <span>noon</span> ||(S<span>o </span>t<span>he</span>r<span>e are two </span>day<span>s of</span> mail delivery after postmark deadline) || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Ballots counted ||<span>Su</span>nday, June 12 after <span>1:30 PM</span> ||(S<span>a</span>t<span>u</span>rday mail delivery <span>only </span>after<span>&nbsp;6/10</span> postmark deadline) || </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Results accepted by outgoing Board ||By unanimous written acceptance of resolution || ||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Results accepted by outgoing Board ||Monday, June 20, 6:30PM || Special Meeting, ["Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen" Co-op Teaching Kitchen], 537 G St. ||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-05-10 17:26:59DougWalterBalloting extended for two weeks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>4</span>/1<span>4</span>/2011|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>5</span>/1<span>0</span>/2011|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election began April 14, with delivery of Election Materials to mailboxes of some Davis members. Lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. '''Friday, <span>May 27</span>, 2011 is the last day to vote'''. In addition to voting for Directors, shareholders in good standing are voting on '''Proposition 1, Initiatives''', as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election began April 14, with delivery of Election Materials to mailboxes of some Davis members. Lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. '''Friday, <span>June 10</span>, 2011 is the last day to vote'''<span>&nbsp;(see note below about why the last day to vote has changed)</span>. In addition to voting for Directors, shareholders in good standing are voting on '''Proposition 1, Initiatives''', as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||'''Last Day''' of Election ||Friday, '''May 27''' ||30 days or later after mailing date (as specified by Board) ||<br> - ||Ballots counted ||Tuesday, May 31 after noon ||(So there are two days of mail delivery after postmark deadline) ||<br> - ||Results available ||Wednesday, June 1 ||5 days after close of election (Prelim. results posted here on or before 6/2) ||<br> - ||Results accepted by outgoing Board ||Monday, June 6 ||Regular meeting, 7 PM, ["Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen"] ||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||'''Last Day''' of Election ||Friday, '''June 10''' ||30 days after mailing date '''or later''' (as specified by Board) ||<br> + ||Ballots counted ||Monday, June 12 after noon ||(So there are two days of mail delivery after postmark deadline) ||<br> + ||Results available ||Wednesday, June 15 ||5 days after close of election (Prelim. results posted here on or before 6/2) ||<br> + ||Results accepted by outgoing Board ||By unanimous written acceptance of resolution || ||<br> + <br> + = Last day to vote has been extended until June 10, 2011 =<br> + <br> + The ["Davis Food Co-op"] in downtown Davis, has announced that the deadline for voting in the annual election has been extended until June 10, 2011.<br> + <br> + General Manager Eric Stromberg announced the extension, saying it was authorized by a unanimous resolution of the Co-op Board of Directors, in response to a typographical error in the materials sent to shareholders in good standing. The error is in line 15 of Section B of the proposed amendment to the Co-op's Bylaws that is being voted on as Proposition 1.<br> + <br> + The Pamphlet reads in part, "...by special election within six 12 months..." The [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html correct language] should read, "...by special election within 12 months."<br> + <br> + Making the announcement of the extension, Stromberg said, "the error is a result of having many drafts before the language became final, and we regret that we didn't catch it. In case anyone became confused by the error," he continued, "we want to make sure members understand that they can change their vote, and they have two more weeks to do so."<br> + <br> + If the correction causes a shareholder to reconsider their vote, Stromberg said they may cast a replacement ballot by filling out a new ballot, writing the date on the ballot envelope, and noting on the envelope that it supersedes the previous vote. [http://www.davisfood.coop/images/Candidates_2011/Ballot_for_web_5_10_11.pdf Ballots] and [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#voting_instructions complete voting instructions] are available online, and in the store (at the Ballot Box). Ballots for the Co-op election must be now be received by close of business – 10 PM – or postmarked on or before June 10, 2011.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- (write-in)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ (write-in) [[MailTo(tbreckon AT sbcglobal DOT net)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more information on eligibility, or on becoming a '''write-in''' candidate, please read the [http://www.davisfood.coop/Candidate_Packet%203_1_11.pdf Candidate's Packet] (a PDF file), "''Yes, I want to be a Candidate...''" (a PDF file). You will need to fill out a [http://www.davisfood.coop/Declare_Candidacy_2_11.pdf Declaration of Candidacy] form (a PDF file) to run. Candidates can declare up to the last day of the election, <span>May 27.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more information on eligibility, or on becoming a '''write-in''' candidate, please read the [http://www.davisfood.coop/Candidate_Packet%203_1_11.pdf Candidate's Packet] (a PDF file), "''Yes, I want to be a Candidate...''" (a PDF file). You will need to fill out a [http://www.davisfood.coop/Declare_Candidacy_2_11.pdf Declaration of Candidacy] form (a PDF file) to run. Candidates can declare up to the last day of the election, <span>June 10.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-16 17:53:06CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Thank you -- that's helpful, and I'll continue to listen to see how things develop. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-16 17:45:15DougWalterNot explicitly, so far <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Voter's Pamphlet deadline was 4/1/11; it is available<span>&nbsp;on line</span> (as a PDF file)<span>. You will find extensive voting information in it on pages 1 and 2 (</span>although there's [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections more to read] if you want it). You'll also find information about the [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html Ballot Proposition] and the statements of the Candidates<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Voter's Pamphlet deadline was 4/1/11; it is <span>[http://www.davisfood.coop/images/Candidates_2011/Voters_Pam_4_3_11.pdf </span>available<span>]</span> (as a PDF file)<span>, </span>although <span>all the information in it is available [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html on the Co-op web site] when you follow all the links. You will find extensive voting information in it on pages 1 and 2 (although </span>there's [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections more to read] if you want it). You'll also find information about the [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html Ballot Proposition] and the <span>[http://www.davisfood.coop/candidates.html </span>statements of the Candidates<span>].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * There is no explicit mention of it in any published statement by any of the six candidates. You're free to attend the Annual Meeting on 5/22 (although tickets are required for dinner), and you could ask them about their feelings. Or they may edit their entries here on this wiki page. Two Directors ([http://www.davisfood.coop/candidates.html#J_Booth J. Booth] and [http://www.davisfood.coop/candidates.html#S_Frerichs S. Frerichs]) who are running for re-election both were part of the unanimous decisions in February and March 2010 to keep a boycott initiative off the ballot (the third incumbent, [http://www.davisfood.coop/candidates.html#F_Fox F. Fox], is an Alternate Director, and wasn't on the Board until July 2010, but his past position was also pretty clearly against a boycott). --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-16 09:58:08CovertProfessorComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-04-16 09:58:08'' [[nbsp]] Not wanting to start controversy... genuinely seeking information... is the Palestine/Israel debate a factor in this year's election? --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-16 09:57:22CovertProfessorsorry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-14 16:49:00DougWalterElection has begun! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>3</span>/<span>3</span>1/2011|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>4</span>/1<span>4</span>/2011|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election will begin in April, and this is the first outline of this year's wiki page; lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. There will be a Proposition 1, Initiatives, as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election began April 14, with delivery of Election Materials to mailboxes of some Davis members. Lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. '''Friday, May 27, 2011 is the last day to vote'''. In addition to voting for Directors, shareholders in good standing are voting on '''Proposition 1, Initiatives''', as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - Th<span>is page will be </span>u<span>pdated as various Election materials are finalized and posted on the Co-op web site. As of April 12, the</span> April 21 mailing d<span>ate appears to be pretty likely to be accur</span>ate (thanks to good work by ["The Printer"] and Capital Mailing Services in Sacramento). Below is the 2011 Election Calendar (also available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#calendar the Co-op web site]): </td> <td> <span>+ This page will be updated as various Election materials are finalized and posted on the Co</span>-<span>op web site.</span> Th<span>e Election Materials were taken to the Davis Post Office on April 13, considerably in advance of the sched</span>u<span>led</span> April 21 mailing date (thanks to good work by ["The Printer"] and Capital Mailing Services in Sacramento). Below is the 2011 Election Calendar (also available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#calendar the Co-op web site]): </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Shareholders in good standing on 5/27/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of 4/<span>5</span>/11, <span>five</span> Co-op members have declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Shareholders in good standing on 5/27/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of 4/<span>12</span>/11, <span>six</span> Co-op members have declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Voter's Pamphlet deadline was 4/1/11; it will be available on line. You will find extensive voting information in it on pages 1 and 2 (although there's [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections more to read] if you want it). You'll also find information about the [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html Ballot Proposition] and the statements of the Candidates.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Voter's Pamphlet deadline was 4/1/11; it is available on line (as a PDF file). You will find extensive voting information in it on pages 1 and 2 (although there's [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections more to read] if you want it). You'll also find information about the [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html Ballot Proposition] and the statements of the Candidates.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;Several candidates </span>for<span>&nbsp;Director used the ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2010" 2010] page to post in</span>for<span>mation for</span> voters. The wiki was heavily used<span>&nbsp;for Q&amp;A and debate</span> in the ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2008" 2008] and ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2009" 2009] elections as a public forum by the candidates and general public. The [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op Election "Central"] page links to this page, so this can be used the same way this year. You are encouraged to submit questions below, and perhaps candidates will respond. Please contact the elections committee through the [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op Election "Central"] page if you need help editing or posting to this page. </td> <td> <span>+ Several candidates for Director used the ["Davis Food Co</span>-<span>op/Election 2010" 2010] page to post in</span>for<span>mation </span>for voters. The wiki was heavily used in the ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2008" 2008] and ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2009" 2009] elections as a public forum by the candidates and general public. The [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op Election "Central"] page links to this page, so this can be used the same way this year. You are encouraged to submit questions below, and perhaps candidates will respond. Please contact the elections committee through the [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op Election "Central"] page if you need help editing or posting to this page. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-12 12:58:58DougWalterAnother write-in candidate, timeline <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- This page will be updated as various Election materials are finalized and posted on the Co-op web site. Below is the 2011 Election Calendar (also available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#calendar the Co-op web site]):</span> </td> <td> <span>+ This page will be updated as various Election materials are finalized and posted on the Co-op web site. As of April 12, the April 21 mailing date appears to be pretty likely to be accurate (thanks to good work by ["The Printer"] and Capital Mailing Services in Sacramento). Below is the 2011 Election Calendar (also available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#calendar the Co-op web site]):</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Sarah J. Palmer ==<br> + (write-in)<br> + Sarah Palmer [[MailTo(sjpalmer AT ucdavis DOT edu)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-11 17:01:28DougWalterclarifying the format <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - <br> <span>- *</span> See below for information about becoming a write-in candidate. </td> <td> <span>+ (write</span>-<span>in)<br> +</span> <span>-----</span><br> <span>+</span> See below for information about becoming a write-in candidate. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-06 10:11:05DougWalterAdditional candidate, no contact information for public <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Shareholders in good standing on 5/27/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, <span>if there are enough candidates, </span>two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, <span>the will fill the one-year term, </span>and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of 4/<span>1</span>/11, f<span>our</span> Co-op members have declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Shareholders in good standing on 5/27/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of 4/<span>5</span>/11, f<span>ive</span> Co-op members have declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On 4/2/11, three Co-op employees conducted a random drawing (with a hat!) to place the Candidates in a random order on the Spring Election ballot<span>, which is re</span>f<span>lected</span> b<span>elow:</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> On 4/2/11, three Co-op employees conducted a random drawing (with a hat!) to place the Candidates in a random order on the Spring Election ballot<span>. Write-in candidates are added at the bottom o</span>f<span>&nbsp;the</span> b<span>allot as they declare candidacy.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Travis Breckon ==</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-03 14:02:21DougWalterballot order has been established <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On<span>&nbsp;or about</span> 4/2/11, a random drawing wi<span>ll</span> <span>be</span> <span>conduc</span>t<span>ed</span> to place the Candidates in a random order on the Spring Election ballot <span>(so</span> <span>far I'm just l</span>ist<span>ing</span> <span>th</span>e<span>m as the c</span>o<span>me in)</span>: </td> <td> <span>+</span> On 4/2/11,<span>&nbsp;three Co-op employees conducted</span> a random drawing <span>(</span>wi<span>th</span> <span>a</span> <span>ha</span>t<span>!)</span> to place the Candidates in a random order on the Spring Election ballot<span>,</span> <span>which</span> is<span>&nbsp;reflec</span>t<span>ed</span> <span>b</span>e<span>l</span>o<span>w</span>: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Stacie Frerichs ==<br> + Stacie Frerichs [[MailTo(staciefrerichs AT yahoo DOT com)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == Stacie Frerichs ==<br> - Stacie Frerichs [[MailTo(staciefrerichs AT yahoo DOT com)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * See below for information about becoming a write-in candidate.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;For more information on eligibility</span>, please read the [http://www.davisfood.coop/Candidate_Packet%203_1_11.pdf Candidate's Packet] (a PDF file), "''Yes, I want to be a Candidate...''" (a PDF file). You will need to fill out a [http://www.davisfood.coop/Declare_Candidacy_2_11.pdf Declaration of Candidacy] form (a PDF file) to run. Candidates can declare up to the last day of the election, May 27. </td> <td> <span>+ For more information on eligibility, or on becoming a '''write</span>-<span>in''' candidate</span>, please read the [http://www.davisfood.coop/Candidate_Packet%203_1_11.pdf Candidate's Packet] (a PDF file), "''Yes, I want to be a Candidate...''" (a PDF file). You will need to fill out a [http://www.davisfood.coop/Declare_Candidacy_2_11.pdf Declaration of Candidacy] form (a PDF file) to run. Candidates can declare up to the last day of the election, May 27. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Comments]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-04-01 22:32:06DougWaltermore candidates <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Shareholders in good standing on 5/27/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, the will fill the one-year term, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of <span>3</span>/<span>3</span>1/11, <span>two</span> Co-op members ha<span>d</span> declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Shareholders in good standing on 5/27/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, <span>if there are enough candidates, </span>two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, the will fill the one-year term, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of <span>4</span>/1/11, <span>four</span> Co-op members ha<span>ve</span> declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Stacie Frerichs ==<br> + Stacie Frerichs [[MailTo(staciefrerichs AT yahoo DOT com)]]<br> + <br> + == Ben Pearl ==<br> + Ben Pearl [[MailTo(benjaminpearl AT gmail DOT com)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Voter's Pamphlet deadline <span>i</span>s 4/1/11; it will be available on line. You will find extensive voting information in it on pages 1 and 2 (although there's [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections more to read] if you want it). You'll also find information about the [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html Ballot Proposition] and the statements of the Candidates. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Voter's Pamphlet deadline <span>wa</span>s 4/1/11; it will be available on line. You will find extensive voting information in it on pages 1 and 2 (although there's [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections more to read] if you want it). You'll also find information about the [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html Ballot Proposition] and the statements of the Candidates. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-03-31 23:07:01DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Sometimes members wonder about how a DFC election is run. There's a lot of information available on line (as indicated by all the above links), but many of the "nuts and bolts" are described in [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections the Election Policy] adopted by the Co-op Board in March 2008, and revised a little in <span>August</span> 2010. Most of the text of the Policy is quite a bit older, dating in many parts to the 1980s. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Sometimes members wonder about how a DFC election is run. There's a lot of information available on line (as indicated by all the above links), but many of the "nuts and bolts" are described in [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections the Election Policy] adopted by the Co-op Board in March 2008, and revised a little in <span>October</span> 2010. Most of the text of the Policy is quite a bit older, dating in many parts to the 1980s. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-03-31 23:02:07DougWalter(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>5</span>/<span>28</span>/201<span>0</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Election page is up to date through <span>3</span>/<span>31</span>/201<span>1</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/Election_20112011-03-31 23:01:23DougWalterA start, with lots of updates planned for the next five days or so <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/Election 2011<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[TableOfContents]]<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Website'''||<br> + ||[http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html]||<br> + ||Election page is up to date through 5/28/2010||<br> + ||This wiki page will be updated as long as anyone edits it!||<br> + <br> + The ["Davis Food Co-op"] election will begin in April, and this is the first outline of this year's wiki page; lots of information is already available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html the Co-op's page about elections]. There will be a Proposition 1, Initiatives, as placed on the ballot at the March 11, 2011 Special Board of Directors meeting.<br> + <br> + This page will be updated as various Election materials are finalized and posted on the Co-op web site. Below is the 2011 Election Calendar (also available at [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html#calendar the Co-op web site]):<br> + <br> + ||'''Election Event''' ||'''2011 date''' ||'''Bylaws specify…''' ||<br> + ||Member Initiative Deadline ||Tuesday, March 8 ||45 days before mailing date of an already scheduled regular election ballot ||<br> + ||Voters’ Pamphlet Deadline ||Friday, April 1 @ 9:55 PM ||20 days before mailing date ||<br> + ||Voter’s Pamphlet Mailing Date &amp; Notice of Annual Meeting ||Thursday, April 21 ||Between 21 and 90 days before Annual Meeting ||<br> + ||Election begins ||Monday, April 25 ||When ballots are received in mail by shareholders ||<br> + ||[http://www.davisfood.coop/images/AM_11Poster.pdf Annual Membership Meeting] ||Sunday May 22 ||As called by the Board ||<br> + ||'''Last Day''' of Election ||Friday, '''May 27''' ||30 days or later after mailing date (as specified by Board) ||<br> + ||Ballots counted ||Tuesday, May 31 after noon ||(So there are two days of mail delivery after postmark deadline) ||<br> + ||Results available ||Wednesday, June 1 ||5 days after close of election (Prelim. results posted here on or before 6/2) ||<br> + ||Results accepted by outgoing Board ||Monday, June 6 ||Regular meeting, 7 PM, ["Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen"] ||<br> + <br> + = Declared Candidates for Director =<br> + <br> + Shareholders in good standing on 5/27/11 may vote for up to '''three''' candidates. There are three three-year terms open on the Board of Directors. In addition, two Alternate Directors will be seated for one year, to vote if a Director is absent. The Candidates with the three highest vote totals will fill the three-year terms, the will fill the one-year term, and the fourth and fifth will fill terms as First and Second Alternate. As of 3/31/11, two Co-op members had declared their Candidacy; see below for details on how to declare candidacy.<br> + <br> + On or about 4/2/11, a random drawing will be conducted to place the Candidates in a random order on the Spring Election ballot (so far I'm just listing them as the come in):<br> + <br> + <br> + == Janie Booth ==<br> + Janie Booth [[MailTo(janiebooth AT gmail DOT com)]]<br> + <br> + <br> + == Franklin D. Fox ==<br> + Franklin D. Fox [[MailTo(fdfox AT jps DOT net)]]<br> + <br> + = Running for the Board =<br> + <br> + You must be a Co-op shareholder in good standing to serve on the Board. If you're a member of a shareholder's household now, but don't own shares, you can run. If you're elected, you must purchase your own shares in order to serve.<br> + <br> + For more information on eligibility, please read the [http://www.davisfood.coop/Candidate_Packet%203_1_11.pdf Candidate's Packet] (a PDF file), "''Yes, I want to be a Candidate...''" (a PDF file). You will need to fill out a [http://www.davisfood.coop/Declare_Candidacy_2_11.pdf Declaration of Candidacy] form (a PDF file) to run. Candidates can declare up to the last day of the election, May 27.<br> + <br> + = Voter's Pamphlet =<br> + The Voter's Pamphlet deadline is 4/1/11; it will be available on line. You will find extensive voting information in it on pages 1 and 2 (although there's [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections more to read] if you want it). You'll also find information about the [http://www.davisfood.coop/propositions.html Ballot Proposition] and the statements of the Candidates.<br> + <br> + = Democratic Engagement =<br> + Sometimes members wonder about how a DFC election is run. There's a lot of information available on line (as indicated by all the above links), but many of the "nuts and bolts" are described in [http://www.davisfood.coop/admin_policies.html#elections the Election Policy] adopted by the Co-op Board in March 2008, and revised a little in August 2010. Most of the text of the Policy is quite a bit older, dating in many parts to the 1980s.<br> + <br> + Several candidates for Director used the ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2010" 2010] page to post information for voters. The wiki was heavily used for Q&amp;A and debate in the ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2008" 2008] and ["Davis Food Co-op/Election 2009" 2009] elections as a public forum by the candidates and general public. The [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op Election "Central"] page links to this page, so this can be used the same way this year. You are encouraged to submit questions below, and perhaps candidates will respond. Please contact the elections committee through the [http://www.davisfood.coop/election.html Co-op Election "Central"] page if you need help editing or posting to this page.<br> + <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>