It’s that time of year again. Ballots and election materials for West Florida Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustee Elections will be mailed on Thursday, March 28. Each WFEC member’s voting packet will
arrive in an envelope marked: “Annual Election Materials.” This packet will contain everything you will need to exercise your voting rights as a member-owner of WFEC. Seats on the board in Districts 1, 2 and 3 are up for election this year.
To be eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees, a candidate must be a member of the cooperative, reside in the respective district and meet certain requirements set forth in WFEC’s bylaws. Some qualifications include the ability to become bonded, the capability of receiving emails and successfully meeting all the requirements needed to become a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Credentialed Cooperative Director within 36 months of being elected. Trustees serve a three-year term.
Each election packet will contain a booklet of information which includes:
• A letter from Carr, Riggs & Ingram
• Official notice of the Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation Day
• Minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting
• An agenda for the 2019 Annual Meeting
• Candidate profiles
• A voter checklist
• Registration card
• The election packets will also include a ballot and a postage-paid return envelope.
Ballots are due back by Wednesday, April 17, and should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Ballots received after this deadline will be declared invalid. Do not deliver your ballot to any WFEC office. Please follow the voting procedures listed in the packet you will receive.