In August 2016, the PEC Board of Directors amended the bylaws and passed the implementation of a single member district voting methodology. The Board believes the change to be lawful and appropriate for the cooperative.
“Due to the geographical size of PEC and our large membership, we believe having district representation is beneficial to our members,” PEC Board President Emily Pataki said. “We also believe that increasing the focus on our districts allows for better member communication, representation and interaction.”
Additionally, the Board is ready to defend the new voting system and respond to the lawsuit.