Article 1, Section 3, sub-paragraph (a) of the Coop By-laws states that, “in not less than thirty (30) days nor more than sixty (60) days before the annual meeting of the cooperative as provided for in the By-Laws, election shall be held for districts where the terms of office of the incumbent board members are due to expire. The thirty (30) days shall reckoned from the date of the last elections scheduled for the year.”
The terms of office of the incumbent board members will expire on April 22, 2017 during the 38th Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of the cooperative.
The Board on their Special meeting held last December 23, 2016 called and scheduled the elections of districts 4, 5 and 8 on February 19, 2017, March 5, 2017 and March 19, 2017 respectively.
Written notices stating the purpose, place and time of the election, Election Posters, Voters Masterlist and the deadline for filing of Certificate of Candidacy were posted in strategic areas within the voting district not less than twenty (20) days before election. Leaflets were also distributed to the member-consumers through the barangay officials. Municipal Mayors of the concerned district were also informed regarding the coop activity and the Schools Division Superintendent for the use of school classrooms as voting precincts.
Other information were posted in the coop website and also aired over radio stations DYTR and DYDL during the coop weekly radio program.