2019 Board of Trustees Voting

One of the easiest ways for you to have a voice in the cooperative is to participate in the election of the Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees. Trustees are members of the cooperative just like you and serve as the voice of the membership.

Seven Cooperative Principles set Butler Rural Electric Cooperative apart from other utilities and businesses. These principles lead the cooperative to do business in a better way every single day. The second cooperative principle is “Democratic Member Control.” This principle states that members vote for trustees who represent them on the board of trustees, which governs the cooperative. Beginning this year, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative members will have the opportunity to vote online, by mail, or at the annual meeting. These voting options
ensure that all members have a voice in the democratic process of their cooperative.

Three board seats are up for election in 2019. Click here to view information about the members running for Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees. Members can vote for one candidate in each district up for election.

Ways to Vote

Online

Members can vote online >>HERE<<. You will need your unique voter User ID and password that was mailed to you with your voting information and ballot in March. Online voting began on March 22 and will end on April 18.


Mail

All members were mailed a ballot on March 22. Included with the ballot was instructions on how to vote, board candidate information, and a postage-paid envelope. Ballots will be accepted through Thursday, April 18. Ballots must be returned by mail using the envelope included with the ballot. The mailed ballots will not be accepted at the annual meeting on April 25th.


Annual meeting

Voting will take place during the cooperative’s annual meeting. The 2019 annual meeting is Thursday, April 25, at Miami University’s Millett Hall, 500 E. Sycamore St., Oxford, Ohio 45056. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 6:30. Members are encouraged to vote online or by mail even if they plan to attend the annual meeting. If members vote online or by mail, they will not be permitted to vote at the annual meeting. Click here to register for the annual meeting.