Each year, two of Central Electric Cooperative’s (CEC’s) eight board members are up for reelection. In some years, one or both elections are uncontested. In the past, we sent you an election ballot each year, regardless of how many candidates were running for each director seat. When elections have been unopposed, we have received frequent questions from the membership regarding the need or requirement to print and mail ballots. After much consideration, the board voted to make a bylaw change that saves the cost of a formal election when candidates were running unopposed.
Therefore, moving forward you will only receive an election ballot when there are two or more candidates running for an individual director seat. It is important to note that this will only be the case if the election is uncontested otherwise the election process will be the same as it has previously been.
The primary purpose of this is to inform you that both director seats in the 2019 election have only one candidate and we will be implementing this bylaw provision for the first time. What this means for you is that you will not receive a ballot in the mail for the upcoming 2019 election.
We also wanted to take a moment and personally invite you to our annual meeting on Aug. 23, 2019. We understand you all have many pressing obligations and you may consider attending the annual meeting a lower priority. However, we’d respectfully ask you to reconsider.
CEC’s annual meeting offers the opportunity to meet with cooperative board members and staff, local legislators, other members, and more, to share your unique perspective on co-op challenges, financial health, and priorities for the coming years. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, a delicious meal, and a chance to win a number of great prizes! The event offers a health fair, drone demonstrations, information on solar panels, and more! Children ages 5 to 10 will also enjoy a variety of activities and prizes specifically for them! For more information or to make a reservation, please click here or call us at 800-521-0570.