What is the difference between a contested election and an uncontested election?

A contested election occurs when there are more candidates than there are available seats on the Board, and the voters choose which ones will be elected.

An uncontested election occurs when the number of open seats on the Board is equal to or greater than the number of candidates. Each candidate is technically unopposed and will automatically be elected to the Board following the election process (excluding the vote, which will not be needed). All remaining empty seats will remain empty until the next election.