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2023 Board of Directors Election

Election Board Letter

It’s time to vote for your Board of Directors & Bylaw Revisions! The 2023 election is officially opening at 8 AM on Wednesday August 23, 2023.  We are again working with Simply Voting as the independent third party to run our digital election. Check your email in-box, or if we don’t have an email address on file, your mail box, for the election website address as well as your individual election ID number and PIN.

Please thoroughly read the voting instructions and rules below, and vote for:
1.         Up to 3 candidates,
2.         The Bylaw Revisions,
3.         RSVP for Ownerfest and the Annual Meeting.

Deadline is strictly September 18 at 11:59 PM!

The next opportunity to meet the Candidates will take place Monday August 28, 2023 from 7 – 8:30 PM on Zoom – click for meeting link Board Candidate Meet & Greet.

The next opportunity to learn about the Bylaw Revisions is Saturday August 26, 2023 from 11 AM – 12:00PM on Zoom – click for meeting link Board Bylaw Revision Information Session.

We are excited to be holding an in person Ownerfest and Annual Meeting this year on Saturday, October 14, 2023 where you can meet the Board of Directors – including the newly elected folks, hear their report on finances, and ask any questions. Stay tuned for details.

Yours in cooperation,

The Common Market Board of Directors

Megan Schneebaum, Merrick McKelvie, Juan Ducos, Julie Richards,
John Beutler, Joe Eastwood, Armando Martinez, Alecks Moss, Toby Schermerhorn



The Board of Directors is comprised of 9 co-op Owners who are elected by our wonderful Owners and serve three-year terms. This year we have 9 candidates running for 3 open seats on the Board.  Please read the candidates’ statements carefully. Be sure to choose 3 candidates or fewer and cast only one vote per candidate.

Click here to preview all 9 candidates running for this year’s Board of Directors Election.


Voting Rules

  1. Must be an Owner “in good standing.”  To be in good standing, you must be current in your equity payments. Should you wish to make a payment in order to participate in the election, we would be happy to accommodate.
  2. Vote must be by the Owner of Record. The Owner of Record is the person to whom the account belongs.
  3. One Owner=One Vote. The Owner of Record may submit only one completed ballot.



Voting Options

  • Online Voting will take place through our secure, online portal by Simply Voting and you will be prompted to enter your “Elector ID” and “PIN” found in your email or physical letter mailed to you.
  • In-store Voting, with or without staff assistance, is available with your “Elector ID” and “PIN”.  Common Market employees will not have a list of PIN numbers, Simply Voting will be the only party with access.


Contact Mac Kio, Owner Services Coordinator, at 301-663-3416 ext. 110 or email ownerservices@commonmarket.coop