Director Elections

2020 Election

Your vote in our Board of Directors election is your voice in your cooperative, a chance to have a say on leaders who will represent you and your interests. Elected directors serve three-year terms.

Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting, however, due to the current coronavirus outbreak, this year’s meeting will be a virtual event. To accommodate this year’s exrtraordinary circumstances, the Board of Directors approved emergency Bylaws that will expire at the conclusion of this year’s annual meeting, which will be held October 9, 2020, at 10 a.m.

The emergency Bylaws provide the same avenues as previous years for members interested in running for the Board. The difference this year is the timing. We have contracted with a third party to conduct this year’s election in advance of the meeting. Instead of in-person voting, as we usually do, members who are active as of July 31, 2020, will be mailed an election packet and instructed to vote by either mailing in a paper ballot or by casting their vote on a secure site online. The 2020 Randolph EMC Board of Directors Election for Districts 2, 4 & 7 will begin on September 1, 2020 and end at 5 p.m. on October 7, 2020. Every member who votes will be placed into a drawing for a surplus REMC vehicle and other prizes.

 

WHY SHOULD I VOTE?

Part of the value of being a member-owner of Randolph EMC is the opportunity to participate in the annual election of our board of directors and choose our cooperative’s leadership. The board of directors that you elect has the final say on all major decisions made by your cooperative, from the policies that are set to the rates we charge for electricity to overseeing the chief executive officer position that manages REMC's daily operations.

HOW DO I VOTE?

Members will receive a ballot by mail. Members who have shared an email address with the cooperative will also receive an electronic mail ballot.

Vote by Mail

If you choose to vote by mail-in ballot, you should return the ballot in the provided postage-paid envelope and send it directly to Survey and Ballot Systems. To ensure your vote is counted, please do not send in your ballot with your bill or bring the ballot to your local office. This year’s election opens on September 1 and closes October 7, 2020, at 5 p.m. ET.

Vote Electronically

Follow the instructions in your voting packet for accessing the secure online link and place your vote.

If you have not received an electronic mail ballot or a mail-in ballot by September 14, please contact Survey and Ballot Systems at (952) 974.2339 or by email support@directvote.net. To be eligible to vote, you must have been an active member by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2020, in accordance with the Cooperative’s Bylaws.

WHEN DO I VOTE?

Voting will open Tuesday, September 1, 2020, and closes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please follow the instructions for casting your vote included in the voting information packet you received in the mail.

 


 

ELECTION & NOMINATION PROCESS

Election Process

The 2020 Randolph EMC Board of Directors Election is independently administered by Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS). SBS is an independent third-party vendor that provides a highly secure voting process. SBS has helped plan and manage cooperative elections for nearly 30 years, helping to establish the standard for accurate and certified election results across the industry. For more information on the independent administration of the Randolph EMC Board of Directors Election, please visit Survey and Ballot Systems at surveyandballotsystems.com.

Nomination Process

  • Members are nominated as director candidates in one of two ways:  1) by the 2020 Nominating Committee or 2) by Member Petition
  • The 2020 Nominating Committee will meet the evening of Tuesday, July 14, at the Randolph EMC office in Asheboro.
  • If seeking nomination through the Nominating Committee, all completed required documentation must be submitted to Randolph EMC on or before July 14 at 5 p.m., prior to the committee’s meeting.
  • If seeking nomination through Member Petition, all completed required documentation must be submitted to Randolph EMC by 5 p.m. on or before July 31.

The 2020 Credentials and Election Committee certifies the Randolph EMC Board of Directors Election results and makes the final decision concerning any election related issue. For more information on the Cooperative’s Nominating Committee and Credentials and Election Committee, please refer to the July 2020 Watts Working newsletter or the Cooperative’s Bylaws.


 

Randolph EMC Board of Directors Election Timeline

 

July 14
Nominating Committee meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at the Randolph EMC office in Asheboro

July 15
Nominating Committee nominations are posted at Randolph EMC's offices and online

July 31
Member Petitions must be submitted to Randolph EMC on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on this date (nominations by petition will be posted after validation)

September 1
Voting Begins

October 7
Voting Ends

October 9
Results of the Randolph EMC Board of Directors Election will be announced at the Annual meeting

*NOTE: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some meetings may need to be conducted via phone, video or online communications.