It is the right of all Owners/Shareholders to elect a Board of Directors and to vote on proposed bylaws governing the Co-op. Unlike traditional business models that favor a select few, the Rogers Park Food Co-op's 1-Person-1-Vote policy ensures that all have an equal voice.
Board elections are held annually.
The Rogers Park Food Co-op is served by a volunteer Board of Directors (the Board). The Board has up to nine seats, including a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and five directors. The term-of-service for Board members is 3 years with Board terms determined by shareholder/owner vote. In the case of Board vacancies, individuals elected by the Ownership will fill the remaining time of a term. Board vacancies are staggered to avoid seating a completely new Board at and any one time.
Amendments and changes to the Bylaws made by the Board must be voted on by the Owners/Shareholders.
Ballot & Voting
Ballots will be made available from February 12th until March 5th.
You may vote for up to 3 Board Candidates. Candidates who receive the highest number of votes will be elected to the longest terms available.
You may vote In Favor or Against each Referendum to the Bylaws. Referendums that receive a simple majority of votes will pass and become official policy. Those Referendums that fail to meet the majority threshold are rejected.
Votes will be tallied by a third party and will not be visible to candidates.