What are the Society Elections?
The society elections are your chance to have your say! Every year, members have the chance to elect their Board of Directors and Member Engagement Committee representatives. You can even stand for election yourself, if you’d like to.
Board & MEC Elections 2021
The Society's Elections 2021 are well underway with nominations now closed. When voting opens on 3 September, we will ask members to have their say on who they want to lead our Society. If you have been a member for 6 months or longer, you are eligible to vote and will automatically receive your election material either by post or email from our Election Scrutineers, Civica. Voting will close at 5pm on 4 October.
You will also see posters displayed in stores and branches. For more information, please visit our dedicated election site here.
Why do we hold elections?
The co-operative ideal is based on members having the chance to vote so that everyone will feel heard, valued and appreciated. The Society elections are a way of putting this into action; as a co-operative, we are committed to giving our members the power to make decisions – big and small.
How can I get involved?
Your AGM & Half-Yearly Meetings
Each year we hold your annual general meeting and half-yearly meetings. These meetings not only provide an update on our performance, activities and campaigns but also give you the opportunity to have your say and vote on key decisions that will help shape the future of our Society.
Your Half Yearly Meetings 2020 Voting Results
Adoption of the Half-Year Report:
- For - 246
- Against - 4
- Abstain - 13
Half Yearly Meetings 2019 Minutes:
- For - 226
- Against - 3
- Abstain - 31
Approval of Rule Changes:
- For - 257
- Against - 5
- Abstain - 5
Share of Profits Distribution:
- For - 236
- Against - 18
- Abstain - 10