11 Dec 2012

Fonterra farmers told to get out and vote

5:01 pm on 11 December 2012

Fonterra's 10,500 thousand farmer owners have been asked to hurry up and vote in the co-operative's board and Shareholders Council elections.

Returning officer Warwick Lampp said on Tuesday that only about 15% of votes have been cast so far in the election, which closes on Saturday. He advised farmers to get on with it and not leave it to the last minute.

Mr Lampp says at this stage, farmers should use internet voting because voting papers sent through the post may not arrive on time.

Voters have a choice of 11 candidates who are standing for three seats on Fonterra's board, including two sitting directors who are seeking re-election. Five seats are being contested on the Shareholders Council.

The results will be announced at Fonterra's AGM on Monday.