Power of Community - Pedernales Electric Cooperative

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.

Resources


PEC Election Policy & Procedures

Download PEC's Election Policy & Procedures

2015 Election Timeline

Download PEC's Detailed Timeline for Internal & External Election Processes

PEC Board of Directors District Maps

Download PEC's Board District Maps

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PEC Bylaws

Download PEC's Bylaws

2014 PEC Election Results

Download final & official results of the 2014 PEC Election