PCC 2019 Election FAQs
This article was originally published in June 2019
Q: WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
A: You are eligible to vote if your signature is on the original member application for your household and you were an active member of PCC Community Markets (PCC) on February 1, 2019, the eligibility date set by the Board of Trustees. No one else may vote on behalf of you or your household.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M AN “ACTIVE MEMBER”?
A: You are an active member of PCC if you have a valid membership and you have used your membership at PCC between February 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. If you have questions, contact PCC Membership at 206-547-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Why should I vote?
A: Democratic control is a fundamental principle of cooperatives. When you vote, you make your voice heard and play a role in guiding the future of our co-op.
Q: HOW CAN I VOTE?
A: You can vote online or by paper ballot. Eligible members who have given PCC a valid email address by April 29, 2019 will receive an email on June 1, 2019 directing them to their unique online ballot. Once completed and submitted, you will receive an email confirmation that you have voted.
Kiosks also will be available in stores for online voting.
Online voting must be completed by midnight PST on Saturday, June 22.
For member convenience, and in support of our environmental bottom line, PCC recommends voting online. However, paper ballots with a self-addressed stamped envelope will be available upon request from June 1 through June 21 by contacting PCC Membership at email@example.com.
Paper ballots must be received by mail by close of business PST on Friday, June 21 at:
PCC Community Markets
3131 Elliott Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121
Ballots not received by close of business on June 21 may be returned in person at the Annual Meeting on June 26.