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.
2016 PEC Election Timeline
- Jan. 19 - March 28 — Board direction nomination-by-petition period
- April 18 — Board director candidates officially announced
- April 21 — Candidate forum at PEC headquarters in Johnson City
- May 19 — Members receive ballots, candidate biographies and notice of annual meeting; online voting begins
- June 10 — Online and mail-in voting ends
- June 18 — PEC Annual Meeting at Dripping Springs High School; in-person voting and election results announcement
2015 Election recap
The 2015 PEC election began May 21 with early voting online and by mail, and concluded June 20, 2015, following in-person voting at the PEC Annual Meeting. Members elected incumbent Cristi Clement as District 1 director, Paul Graf as District 6 director and Amy Lea SJ Akers as District 7 director. These directors will serve a three-year term from 2015 to 2018.