PEC announces 2022 Board of Director candidates

Ballot approved for elections in districts 4 and 5

At the April board meeting, the PEC Board of Directors approved the ballot for the 2022 PEC election. Five cooperative members will run for two director positions in districts 4 and 5. The following members are candidate applicants for the election. Their names are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot:

District 4:

  • Travis Cox
  • Kathi Thomas

District 5:

  • James Oakley
  • Rachelle Sutherland
  • Scott Powell

These candidates achieved nomination by meeting the eligibility requirements in the cooperative’s bylaws, collecting 50 required member petition signatures within the voting district for which election is being sought, and completing other official documentation. The qualifications and elections committee, which verifies the qualifications of each candidate applicant, provided their recommendation to the board at its April 14 meeting. The order of candidates on the ballot was determined by a random drawing.

Directors must reside in the district from which they are seeking election, and cooperative members from districts 4 and 5 are eligible to vote in this year’s election.

PEC members are invited to learn more about the election by visiting

Voting in this year’s election begins May 18, 12:01 a.m. and runs through June 10, 5:00 p.m. Members may vote online, via PEC SmartHub on a computer, by mail, by email link, or in a PEC office. Members can also use a unique QR code found on their ballot to access the voting portal.

This year, the cooperative is offering voting incentives. Members who vote early will be entered into drawings to win bill credits for the following amounts: three prizes for $500 during the first week of voting (through May 25), five prizes for $250 the second week of voting (through June 1), and 25 prizes for $150 the third week of voting (through June 8). Winners will be announced June 17, at PEC’s Annual Meeting, but do not need to be present to win.

Election results will be released June 14. Find complete PEC election details online at