The Hass Avocado Board is accepting nominations for its annual board elections.

Hass Avocado Board accepting nominations

An announcement of open seats were scheduled to be mailed to eligible producers and importers in mid-April, according to a news release from the Irvine, Calif.-based board.

Nominations must be received by May 13. Ballots are expected to be mailed to producers and importers by May 31 with a June 30 deadline for voting.

In July, two nominations for each open seat will be submitted to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who will pick new members.

New members will begin their terms in November.