The 2021 Cuivre River Electric Cooperative annual election is underway. This year’s election includes one proposed bylaw change for members to vote on, and the selection of four board directors from a slate of 10 candidates across four districts.
More information about the bylaw proposition and the backgrounds and views of each board candidate are in the pages following. Candidates were asked to respond to several questions and their responses have been summarized for your review. Members are eligible to vote yes or no on the bylaw proposition, and to select one candidate for each district.
The ballot order for all candidates was drawn randomly by the Nominating Committee. An asterisk (*) next to a candidate’s name indicates that they are a current officeholder.
Vote online or by paper ballot by August 23 — if you have an email on file with CREC, you should have received an email with a link that directs you to the login page of the official 2021 Cuivre River Electric Cooperative Ballot. Or you can go directly to the page by typing directvote.net/crec/ directly into your web browser (not a search engine) to access the ballot. Bylaw propositions and candidate information is available online for your review during the online voting process. You will be asked for proof of your membership when you login — a copy of your bill will have the information you need. Enter your base member number only, do not type in any numbers after the hyphen.
If you vote online, you will receive confirmation of your vote. Voting with a paper ballot is also available by mail if ballots are requested no later than August 13. Call Survey & Ballot Systems, our election partner, to inquire about a paper ballot: 952-974-2339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access the online voting site until 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on August 23. All paper ballots must be received by the close of business on August 23. Please note: Paper ballots may not be delivered to CREC offices or brought and cast at the Annual Meeting.
Vote at the Annual Meeting at 4 p.m. on August 26 — if you attend the annual meeting at our Troy office, 1112 E. Cherry St., you will receive your ballot on site. Registration is from 3 to 4 p.m.
While members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting on August 26, the meeting will also be streamed live online for you to view at https://youtu.be/E36SmSUecKs. To access, please visit our website, cuivre.com.