Eligible Pedernales Electric Cooperative members in PEC Board Districts 4 and 5 interested in running for a position on the Co-op’s Board of Directors now can obtain the petition forms needed to seek nomination.
Petition forms and information are posted on PEC’s website at pec.coop/nomination. Members also may call 1-888-554-4732 or go to any PEC office to request the materials. The petition materials include instructions and forms for submitting background information, forms for collecting member signatures and maps showing PEC Board districts.
Members seeking nomination for PEC director positions are required by Co-op bylaws to do so through a petition process. Verifiable signatures from at least 100 members who live within the director nominee’s Board district or have designated a voting residence within the district for which they are signing, are required for nomination. Members seeking nomination may obtain a list of members within their Board district by emailing or by calling 1-800-868-4791, Ext. 5163. Completed petition materials must be received at PEC headquarters by the Secretary of the Board by 5 p.m. on April 8.
Director nominees have to maintain primary residence in the PEC Board district they wish to represent. PEC’s Board District 4 mostly includes parts of northern Hays County, southwestern Travis County and a small portion of southeastern Blanco County. District 5 consists of portions of 17 counties, including most of Blanco County and smaller portions of its bordering counties, as well as the Co-op’s western service area, which includes most of Kimble and Edwards counties and significant portions of surrounding counties.
Directors are democratically elected by the PEC membership and are compensated. The Co-op has one director for each of its seven Board districts, and directors serve three-year terms.
After verifying petition signatures and nominees’ qualifications, the Board plans to consider at its April 15 meeting the inclusion of director candidates on the 2013 ballot, which will be mailed to members May 29. Members will be able to vote for director candidates by mail or online between May 29 and June 14, or in person at the Cooperative’s June 22 annual meeting in Kyle. Election winners will be announced near the conclusion of the meeting.