Prepare to Vote in the 2019 Board of Directors Election

In October, the annual Seward Co-op Board of Directors election will begin. Co-op owners elect the board of directors— one vote per owner. Help maintain our healthy co-op democracy and participate in the direction we take as a community-owned business by casting your vote.

The election commences on Tuesday, Oct. 1. We will send emails with a link to vote online to all co-op owners for whom we have a current email address. Next time you shop, please provide Customer Service staff your current email. A paper ballot and election brochure with full details will also be mailed to co-op owners in early October. This year, there are three at-large seats up for election, each with three-year terms. There is one designated employee director seat open for a two-year term.

If you are interested in participating in the direction Seward Co-op takes as a community-owned business but are not an owner, become an owner today!

About the 2019 Board of Directors Election
There are four at-large seats open. Three are three-year terms and the fourth seat is a one-year term. The candidate who receives the fourth highest number of votes will serve the one-year term. There is one designated employee director seat open for a one-year term, fulfilling the final year of a vacated seat. Current employees of Seward Co-op are eligible to run for the designated employee director seat. Employees are ineligible to run for an at-large seat this year. This is because Seward Co-op bylaws restrict the number of employees on the board to two, and one at-large employee director is currently mid-term.

Paper ballots will be accepted at any co-op location or can be mailed. Voting is open through the annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, when election results will be announced. For more information about the election or about the board of directors, please visit or email

Important Election Dates
Election begins: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Candidate Forum: Tuesday, Oct. 8
Election ends: Tuesday, Oct. 22