The 2024 Director Election process is underway! Harrison County REC is owned and led by those we serve. Our nine-seat board is made up entirely by our membership. Here is what members can expect at this year’s Director Election:
In the last week of March, election packets will be mailed to each of our members that will include a ballot, a ballot envelope that is unmarked, a marked envelope for the ballot envelope (this helps us keep track of who has voted while keeping votes anonymous), an insert that introduces the candidates to the membership, our current financials, and a letter from our board president along with other handouts.
Members can vote by mail by filling out their ballot and mailing it to Harrison County REC or by placing it in our drop box located on the east side of our parking lot. If members do not wish to vote by mail. They can come to cooperative headquarters on Wednesday April 10th to vote in person from 7:30am to 3:00pm. After voting has closed on Wednesday April 10th, Harrison County REC staff along with member officers of election and will count ballots with the leadership of our attorney Dennis Puckett from Sullivan and Ward, P.C. Winners will be announced via our website and social media pages of the newly elected directors.
The Director Election Process
The Nominating Committee
Director elections begin with Harrison County REC reaching out to our members for volunteers to serve on the nominating committee, and members may seek election to the board of directors in the district that he/she currently resides in through the nominating committee or petition nominations.
Voting for Directors
Each member household is entitled to one (1) vote and no more than one (1) vote which is submitted either by mail, or at the meeting of the members. If a husband and wife hold a joint membership they shall jointly be entitled to one (1) vote and no more upon each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.
Any member who is absent from any annual or special meeting of the members may vote by mail upon any motion, resolution, or election to be acted upon. Members will receive a notice of the meeting along with an exact copy of such motion, resolution, or election to be acted upon, and such absent member shall express their vote in writing for each motion or resolution in the space provided and enclose each copy so marked in a sealed envelope bearing their name and addressed to Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative. When the written vote is received by mail from any absent member it shall be accepted and counted as a vote of the absent member for the meeting. Members who are looking for a complete and comprehensive overview of voting with Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative, can view our official bylaws online at www.HCREC.coop or by visiting our office during regular business hours.
Interested in Counting Ballots?
Harrison County REC is taking volunteers for three officers of election to assist with the counting of ballots for the 2024 Director Election. Interested members will receive a $50 stipend for their time at the cooperative. Volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until all spots are filled. Interested members can contact Kristi Travis by calling 712.647.2727 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.