How to vote in board elections

Absentee ballot

  • Available by request to verified members.

  • The request period opens approximately six weeks before the cooperative's annual meeting.

  • Ballots need to be returned to the 3rd party about a week before the annual meeting.

  • The results are reported to the cooperative on a predetermined date before the annual meeting.


  • Attend the cooperative's annual meeting in April, typically held in Fargo, in person.

  • Registered members will be asked for a voice vote for uncontested elections.

  • Registered members will vote via ballot for a director from each contested district.

  • The totals will be announced at the meeting.

  • Elected directors are announced after the annual meeting in Highline Notes.