Members encouraged to vote during special meeting
Members who live in TCEC District 4 are encouraged to attend their upcoming special meeting to vote in an advisory election for the trustee to represent that district on TCEC’s board.
TCEC is governed by a board of nine trustees, elected by the membership, which provides strategic direction and guidance to ensure the cooperative continues to serve the interests of its members. The board of trustees voted to hold a special meeting with an advisory election to fill the remaining term for a vacancy in District 4.
District 4 Special Meeting – Advisory Election
Thursday, January 17, at 6 p.m.
Hooker High School Auditorium
301 Broadway Street, Hooker, Oklahoma
Candidates are listed below in the order in which they will appear on the ballot:
- Arthur Bohlmann
- Mignon Lambley
- Beau Rapp
- David Vail
- Jerry Wiebe
Members should note that TCEC has three types of memberships: single, joint and business. As per the cooperative’s Bylaws, each vote is per membership. If a member has multiple meters under one name, that person has one membership and one vote.
If a membership is joint, the members may choose to submit a single vote or a half-vote each. If a membership is for a business, a voting delegate slip must be signed and returned at meeting registration.
If a member is unsure of the type of membership they have, they should call the TCEC office at 580.652.2418 during business hours 8-5, Monday – Friday, to confirm the type and make any changes at least two business days in advance of the meeting.
Here are some things to know before you go:
- Call TCEC at 580.652.2418 if you have questions about your membership or which district you are in.
- Your home, or primary account, must be in the district to be eligible to vote. Your voting district is listed at the top of the second page of your monthly electric bill.
- Multiple meters? You still only have one vote for the district your primary account is in.
- Members must attend the meeting in person to vote. Proxy voting is not allowed.
- One vote per membership. If your membership is joint, you can share a single ballot or split your vote in half.
- Sometimes a second person is added to access an account but is not on the membership itself. This second person would not be eligible to vote. Your meeting notice indicates below the barcode whether your membership is single or joint.
- If the membership is non-residential, such as a business or a church, a delegate slip must be signed and presented at registration.
- Bring your meeting notice postcard or letter to speed registration. It’s not required though.
TCEC is member driven and member governed. Meeting notices mailed to members in District 4 on December 26. For more information, you may call 580.652.2418, email email@example.com or visit www.tcec.coop.
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