2021 Board of Trustees Voting

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative is governed by an elected board of trustees. Board members are members of the cooperative just like you — they pay the same electric rates as you and live in your community. Board members represent all members as they set policies, monitor the cooperative’s performance, and approve the annual budget. Co-op members vote for trustees each year. Three board seats are up for election this year — District 1, which includes Israel and Oxford townships, District 2, which includes Milford Township, and District 5, which includes Wayne and Madison townships.

Members living in these districts received a notice in the mail in July 2020 to let them know they were eligible to run for the board of trustees. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s nominating committee interviewed the candidates running for the board of trustees. The committee is composed of 18 members from all of the cooperative’s voting districts. The committee met on Nov. 16 to interview members running for the board. Committee members asked board candidates questions about their background and experience, their views on Butler Rural Electric Cooperative and the electric industry, and their commitment to serving the community. All candidates were interviewed by the committee, including incumbent board members. The nominating committee chose two candidates from each district to run for the board of trustees after the interviews. Candidates who were not selected were eligible to run by petition, which were due Dec. 31.

This year, members have the opportunity to vote online or by mail. The deadline to vote is April 27.

A member can vote for one candidate in each district, even if he/she does not live in one of the districts up for election. Click here to learn more about this year’s candidates.

Results will be announced during our virtual annual meeting on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to join the meeting virtually or by phone to learn about upcoming programs and hear from co-op leadership —all from the comfort of your home! Click here to register for the annual meeting.

Ways to Vote


Click here to access SmartHub or log in through the mobile app. If you’re not registered for SmartHub, click here to set up an account. After logging in to your account, select the “Vote Now” button to access your online ballot.


Click here to vote online or visit directvote.net/BRECOH. You will need your member number and election passcode that was mailed to you with your voting information and ballot in March. If you have problems voting online, email support@directvote.net.


All members were mailed a ballot on March 31. Included with the ballot was instructions on how to vote, board candidate information, and a postage-paid envelope. Ballots will be accepted through April 27. Ballots must be returned by mail using the envelope included with the ballot.