Voting & Elections
One distinction of the cooperative difference is that PEC is democratically controlled by its members. We embrace democracy through our annual Board of Directors election, in which PEC members elect other members to serve as directors, and in some years, in which members vote on proposed Co-op initiatives. Director candidates are nominated by members through a petition process.
Voting typically opens in May, and our members are able to submit ballots online, through the mail or in person at the PEC Annual Meeting, where elections conclude and voting results are announced each June.
On the 2015 Ballot
PEC members are voting this year to elect Board directors to serve a three-year term, 2015 – 2018, from Board District 1, District 6 and District 7. Members from all seven Board districts may vote in the election for all director positions.
Browse the links below to see candidates' biographies, photos, videos and contact information. Candidates are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot. PEC expresses no preference for any candidate.
District 1 Candidates »
District 6 Candidates »
District 7 Candidates »
Candidate Forum Video »
PEC members will begin receiving ballots May 21 in the mail from Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), an independent election services company PEC has contracted with to manage balloting. In addition, members who have registered their email addresses with PEC will be emailed notices with links to the online ballot.
Through June 12, members will be able to vote by mail by returning completed ballots to SBS using the provided prepaid return envelopes, or they may vote online through SBS's secure website. Ballots will not be accepted at PEC offices. Members may also choose to vote in person at the PEC Annual Meeting June 20 in Cedar Park, where election results will be announced.
Click here to go to the voting website. You'll need your election ID and password from your paper ballot to vote online, or click the "Email my login information" link at the voting site.
If you need a replacement ballot or have any problems voting online, please call SBS toll-free at 1-866-909-3549, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, or email email@example.com.
2015 PEC Election Timeline