2017 CAC General Election Ballots Due October 25

  • Oct 13, 2017

Ballots for the 2017 California Avocado Commission (CAC) General Election were mailed to all producers and handlers of record on September 22, 2017. Those ballots must be postmarked no later than October 25, 2017 and should be submitted in the postage paid envelope included with the ballot. If the envelope has been misplaced, please mail the ballot to:

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Marketing Branch
P.O. Box 942871
Sacramento, CA 94299-0003

Please note “Avocado Commission Ballot” in the return address area of the envelope to ensure expedited processing.

Effective November 1, 2017, the CAC Board of Directors will be comprised of 19 individuals serving as producers, handlers and public members. The 2017 General Election will seat one producer member and one producer alternate member in each of the five districts. In addition to the producer seats, one handler alternate member seat is also available. Elected individuals shall serve a two-year term, ending on October 31, 2019.

As producers and handlers on record, each voting entity will have the opportunity to either vote for the declared candidate listed on their ballot, or write in the name of an individual they would like to have serve on the Commission Board of Directors. It is important to note that if there is no declared candidate for a specific seat, the winning candidate will be determined based on receipt of the most write-in nominations. In the event of a tie, the CDFA will conduct a drawing of names to determine the winner. The election results will be announced on November 16, 2017.

Additional information regarding the General Election can be found online or by contacting April Aymami at aaymami@avocado.org or 949-341-1955.

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