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.
The following PEC members submitted nomination petitions by April 6 and are subject to review by the Qualifications Review Committee:
- Mark Axford
- Cristi Clement
- Paul Graf
- Max Hosford
- Larry Landaker
- Jake Pustejovsky
- Jeff Ross
- Amy Lea SJ Akers
- Jeff Barton
- Douglas Kadjar
The Qualifications Review Committee met April 15 to review these members' nomination qualifications, and the committee will be presenting a list of qualified candidates to the PEC Board of Directors. The Board will consider on April 21 candidates for inclusion on the 2015 ballot.
2015 PEC Election Timeline
Thursday, April 23, 5:30 p.m.
PEC headquarters, 201 S. Ave. F, Johnson City
Members are invited to the candidate forum to learn more about the 2015 PEC Board candidates. Each candidate will be given several minutes to present their views, and then they will take questions in a moderated format.
Ballots will be mailed to all PEC members by May 21 by Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), an independent election services company PEC has contracted with to manage balloting. Through June 12, members will be able to vote by mail by returning completed ballots to SBS using the included 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.