During Northern Electric Cooperative’s 2020 Annual Meeting, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, members will elect Directors for Districts 4, 6, and 7.
Incumbent directors Josh Larson, Columbia (Dist. 4) and Kirk Schaunaman, Aberdeen (Dist. 6) are eligible to run again and are up for re-election. The District 7 seat will be vacant because director Victor Fischbach of Mellette has reached his term limit.
Northern Electric Cooperative uses a petition process to nominate directors. The procedure requires all candidates to circulate a petition. Candidates must be cooperative members and reside in the district they wish to represent. Each petition must be signed by at least ten (10) cooperative member-consumers residing in that candidate’s specific district.
For a joint membership, either the husband or wife may sign a petition but NOT both.
Petitions are available at the Northern Electric offices in Bath and Redfield. Director petitions must be submitted at least sixty (60) days before the Annual Meeting to have names placed on the official ballot and the Notice of the Meeting. No petitions filed later than sixty (60) days prior to the meeting shall be considered valid.
Petitions must be filed at a Northern Electric Cooperative office by close of business (4:30 p.m.) Friday, July 24, 2020. Nominations are not permitted from the floor during the meeting.
Members may only sign ONE nominating petition for a director candidate from their district of record.
Call 605-225-0310 for information about the nomination process and to obtain a petition.
A map of the districts that are up for election in 2020 is below: