Co-op members of the co-op have the opportunity to run for an open seat on the board or vote for a director to represent you and your district via mail ballot each May.
Polk-Burnett board election: A mail-ballot election is held each May to elect district directors. Your director resides in your district and represents you. He or she serves a three-year term, which expires in June.
Application process: According to the bylaws, all eligible candidates will appear on the ballot; candidates will not be screened or limited by a screening committee. All candidates who apply for the co-op election will be required to present a petition with at least 10 member signatures to demonstrate support for his or her place on the ballot. Election applications and petitions are due in early March for the May election.
For more information about the Polk-Burnett board election, contact the general
manager’s office, 800-421-0283.
PBEC takes serious the democratic principles that are supposed to be the bedrock of the cooperative movement. As stated on their web site, “A cooperative business belongs to members, the people who use its products and
services” and “co-ops are owned and democratically controlled by their members”.
PBEC Members can be proud that 2014 is the first year their members can vote online or by mail ballot. Way to go PBEC for making it as easy as possible for members to cast their votes.