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.
2015 PEC Election Timeline
- Jan. 20 – April 6 — Board director nomination-by-petition period.
- April 21 — Board director candidates officially announced.
- April 23 — Candidate forum at PEC headquarters in Johnson City, where Board candidates communicate their credentials, experience and views to members.
- May 21 — Members receive ballots, candidate biographies and notice of annual meeting; online voting begins.
- June 12 — Online and mail-in voting ends.
- June 20 — PEC Annual Meeting at Cedar Park High School's Leander ISD
South Performing Arts Center; in-person voting, election results announced.
2014 Election recap
In the 2014 PEC election, members elected Emily Pataki as District 2 Director and re-elected Kathryn Scanlon as District 3 Director. The Co-op membership also voted their preference to retain the Co-op’s current at-large voting system for future elections. Click for final and official 2014 PEC election results.