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 Election recap
The 2016 PEC election began May 19 with early voting online and by mail, and concluded June 18 following in-person voting at the PEC Annual Meeting. Members elected Jim Powers as District 4 director and re-elected incumbent James Oakley as District 5 director. These directors will serve three-year terms. Members also approved an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation ensuring members' right to speak at open Board meetings.
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Future Director Election Schedule