Sask Wheat holds elections every two years. The first Director election was in 2013, when all seven positions were elected.
2019 Director Election
The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has received nominations from seven Saskatchewan wheat producers for three available positions on the Sask Wheat Board of Directors.
The 2019 candidates for Sask Wheat Director positions are:
The election will open on Friday, October 18 and will close on Friday, November 29 at 4:00 pm. Ballots will be sent to all registered wheat producers in October. Producers will have the option to vote electronically or via a mail-in, paper ballot. The results of the election will be announced in early December and the three successful candidates will be installed to the Board of Directors at the Sask Wheat Annual General Meeting on January 13, 2020.
Wheat Producers on the Board of Directors
Four of the Directors were elected to four-year terms, while three of the Directors were elected to temporary two-year terms to allow for the election cycle to be installed. Those three director positions were up for election in 2015 and all of the Director positions are now four-year terms.
The Sask Wheat Director elections are run according to The Wheat Development Plan Regulations of The Agri-Food Act, 2004. The Regulations determine who is eligible to run for office, who is eligible to vote, the requirements for a returning officer and the conduct of the elections.