Pedernales Electric Cooperative is inviting its members to a forum to learn more about this year’s PEC Board candidates and to give feedback on the election system referendum on the Co-op’s ballot. The forum will be held Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. at PEC headquarters, 201 S. Ave. F in Johnson City.
PEC will announce Board candidates April 21. Three days later, at the April 24 forum, each Board candidate will be given several minutes to present their views, and then all candidates will take questions in a moderated format. PEC members also will have the opportunity to make statements about the election system referendum after the candidate portion of the event.
Video of the event will be posted online at www.pec.coop/election.
This year, the Cooperative’s membership will elect directors from Board districts 2 and 3. Candidates are PEC members and achieve nomination by getting 50 members’ signatures on a petition and completing other official paperwork.
The PEC ballot also will include a referendum called for by the Board to provide members the option to vote on their preference of a voting system for future director elections. The vote will be between the Co-op's current at-large system of voting and a single-member district voting system. More information about the referendum is available atwww.pec.coop/election, and members can submit comments at www.pec.coop/2014vote.
Ballots will be mailed to members by May 27, after which members will be able to vote by mail or online through June 13, or they can wait to vote in person at PEC’s annual meeting June 21 in Cedar Park. Election results will be announced before the conclusion of the meeting.