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Annual General Election It is time once again for the Blue Diamond annual general elections. This is a great opportunity for you to exercise one of your fundamental rights as a voting member to shape the future of your Blue Diamond Growers cooperative: electing members of the Board of Directors and Grower Liaison Committees. This year, you have the opportunity to vote for District Directors in districts 2, 8 and 9. You also have the opportunity to vote for Grower Liaisons in each of the nine districts.
Ballots will be mailed the week of October 10 to voting members with voting will close on November 4, 2022 . Only ballots received by this date will be counted. Your vote matters! Be sure to submit your ballot in plenty of time so your vote is received before this deadline. How to Vote. There are three ways to vote: paper ballot, online or by phone. Your election packet will include the paper ballot, return envelope, and instructions for online and phone voting.
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Don’t forget to return the Proxy Card! In addition to the ballot, you will receive a Proxy Card. This card gives you the opportunity to assign your vote to another voting member of the cooperative. Just as importantly, it also ensures you are counted at the annual meeting, even if you are unable to attend. Why does this matter ? In order to hold the annual meeting, there must be a required minimum number of members present in person, virtually or by proxy (this is called having a quorum). If you are unable to attend the meeting yourself, you can designate a proxy who will represent you at the meeting.
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