August 11, 2016

Headed to the Annual Meeting? Don’t Forget to Request an Absentee Ballot

Based on early room bookings, the 91st Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai from November 6-9th will be well attended. Rooms are going fast and are almost sold out! If you are planning on attending and haven’t already booked, please register for the meeting and make your room reservation today!

Absentee Voting

While you are thinking about the Annual Meeting, don’t forget that this year’s event is being held during the Presidential Election. That means that anyone who is planning to vote needs to request an absentee ballot. Please refer to the following absentee voting information for your state:


Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. California law also allows any registered voter to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter. To request a vote-by-mail ballot for one election or to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter, follow the simple process described on the California Secretary of State website ( The application to vote by mail can also be found on that website. Applications must be received by November 1, 2016.


You can request to vote early and cast an early ballot in-person at the same time. You can vote early at any early voting location in the county you are registered to vote, or at your county recorder’s office. Times and dates may vary at locations based on the early voting facilities’ business hours. Early voting starts 26 days before the election. You can request an early ballot within 93 days of any election.

For information on early voting locations, including times and dates for early voting, contact your County Recorder.


Colorado has “no-excuse” mail-in voting. All registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.  Complete your ballot and return by mail.

Annual Meeting Sponsorships

Opportunities for sponsorships still exist. If you are looking to promote your company and to gain additional exposure to Western Growers’ members and other industry attendees, please be sure to check out our sponsor page for more information. 

For more information on the Annual Meeting or for sponsorship questions, contact Randy Hause at (949) 885-2263.