Election Set for Southwest Oklahoma Seat on Oklahoma Wheat CommissionMon, 12 May 2014 05:42:35 CDT
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission will hold an election to fill the District IV opening. The election will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014, commencing at 1 p.m. at the Cotton County Electric Community Center; located at 302 N. Broadway, Walters, Oklahoma. District IV consists of Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Tillman counties.
All wheat producers within District IV boundaries who are actively engaged in wheat production, have marketed wheat, and have paid a check-off fee and left that fee with the Commission for the current year are eligible to vote. It will be the responsibility of the producer to prove their eligibility to vote by providing a dated grain elevator receipt including the producerís name and amount of wheat sold, and a driverís license or some other form of identification.
Candidates wishing to run in the election must be at least 25 years old, a resident of Oklahoma, engaged in growing wheat in the state for at least five years and must derive a substantial portion of his/her income from growing wheat.
Three nominations will be made at the election, from which the Governor of Oklahoma will appoint one person to serve a five year term with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission.
The Commissionís vacancy meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at noon, and the election will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided at noon by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association.
Every wheat producer in the district is urged to participate in this important election. For further information, contact the OWC office at (405) 608- 4350.
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