How do the Elections Work?
The process is conducted by mail ballot. Soybean farmers who reside in counties that will have an election in 2023 will receive instructions regarding NDSC’s election process via mail around December 7, 2022. Look for the green envelope in the mail. Returned nomination forms must be postmarked or hand delivered to county extension agent by late December 23, 2022 for consideration.
Official election ballots will then be mailed by February 8, 2023 and must be postmarked or hand delivered to county extension agent by March 1, 2023. Look for the blue envelope. The ND Soybean Council’s election process is managed by NDSU Extension to ensure fair and secure elections.
Soybean producers residing in these counties are encouraged to nominate a fellow producer or consider nominating themselves to run for County Representative. For districts comprised of only one county, the soybean producer elected in the county is also elected to fill a seat on the NDSC Board of Directors. If there is more than one county in the district, a soybean producer is elected in each county to serve as the NDSC County Representative. Those newly elected County Representatives then attend a meeting held by NDSU Extension and one is elected to serve as the director on the NDSC board.