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2019 Notice of Election



An election is being conducted to fill a vacancy for a Member of the BC Chicken Marketing Board (BCCMB). The election is being conducted as prescribed by the Rules and Procedures for the Election of Members to the British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board.

Notice for Nominations:

At the February 28, 2019 Annual Meeting of the BC Chicken Growers` Association, one grower shall be elected to the Board for a three year term to fill the position currently held by Ray Nickel, which expires at the end of the BCCGA AGM.
Every person who is nominated as a candidate for election as a Member of the Board:
(a) Must be a natural person who is a grower or is authorized to represent a grower in accordance with section 3.03(2) of the BC Chicken Marketing Scheme, 1961 and whose name and address are recorded on the Register of Growers, and
(b) Must have his or her nomination endorsed in writing by not less than 5 growers whose names are recorded on the Register of Growers before the deadline for close of nominations. No natural person, whether an individual grower or a representative of one or more growers, may endorse the nomination of a candidate more than once, but may nominate multiple candidates.
Nominated candidates may provide a biography which, if received in sufficient time, will, if required, be included in the January 11th, 2019 Election Package.

Completed Nomination Forms must be received by the Independent Election Officer by 4:00pm on January 9th, 2019.

Kristianne Hendricks, Independent Election Officer
3511 Vantage Place
Abbotsford BC  V2T 6S4


Candidates will receive confirmation by email that the Nomination has been received.  If there is only one valid nomination the candidate will be elected by acclamation. If there is more than one nominated candidate, an election will be held.

Voting by Mail-In Ballot or Online

Registered Growers have would have indicated if they prefer voting by mail-in ballot or by voting online on their 2019 Application for Growers License (Form BC104).

If a grower wishes to change their voting method, they must contact the BC Chicken Marketing Board office by January 25, 2019.

The voting packages will be distributed on February 1, 2019.  All ballots must be received by February 25, 2019.   The counting of ballots and the announcement of results will be made on February 28, 2019.

Election Timeline (2019)

January 2, 2019 Mailing of Notice of Election and Notice for Nominations
January 9, 2019 Close of Nominations
January 11, 2019 Mailing of Notice of Nominated Candidates with biographies (as received)
January 25, 2019 Deadline to amend voting method
January 25, 2019 Deadline to be added to the voters list
February 1, 2019 Distribution of Voting Packages (both Canada Post and On-line)
February 11-25, 2019 Online Voting
February 25, 2019 Deadline to receive ballots (both Canada Post and On-line)
February 28, 2019 Counting of ballots and announcement of results (morning session)

Current Elected Members & Terms

Ray Nickel 2016-2019
Derek Janzen 2018- 2021