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EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election & Voting

The 2019 EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election will begin on
August 5, 2019 and end at 5:00 p.m. ET, September 6, 2019. Members can vote by electronic mail ballot or by mail-in ballot.

At EnergyUnited, you’re so much more than a customer, you’re a valued member who has a say in our direction and leadership. Since 1998, EnergyUnited has been owned and governed by members like you. Your vote in the EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election is your voice in your cooperative, a chance to weigh in on leaders who will represent you and your interests. Elected directors serve three-year terms.

As the largest North Carolina electric cooperative, EnergyUnited’s membership has seen significant changes in recent years. Many parts of our service area are growing, resulting in the growth of our overall membership. These changes have sparked the adoption of new district maps on April 18, 2019, which will ensure fair representation for all members for years to come.

Why Should I Vote?

Part of the value of being a member-owner of EnergyUnited 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 EnergyUnited’s daily operations.

How Do I Vote?

Members will receive a ballot either by mail or email.

Members who have shared an email address with the cooperative will receive an electronic ballot on August 5. All other members will receive a mail-in ballot in the U.S. Mail sometime after August 5. Members who choose to vote by mail-in ballot should return the ballot in the provided postage-paid envelope and sent directly to Survey and Ballot Systems. This year’s election opens on August 5 and closes September 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. If you have not received an electronic mail ballot or a mail-in ballot by August 10, please contact Survey and Ballot Systems directly at 952-974-2339 or by email at support@directvote.net.

Pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Cooperative’s Bylaws you must have been a member on July 19 to vote in the 2019 EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election. Make sure your vote counts! Please read all of the directions provided with your ballot very carefully. Improperly cast or delivered ballots will not be counted. It is important to cast your vote and help us meet the minimum voting requirement to validate the election.

When Do I Vote?

Voting will be open Monday, August 5, 2019. If you shared your email address with EnergyUnited, you will receive an electronic ballot on August 5. Otherwise, you will be sent a mail-in ballot in the U.S. mail. Voting ends on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. (You can update your email address in My Account on the website).


Nomination and Election Process

Members are nominated to be director candidates by the 2019 Nominating Committee (PDF) or by Member Petition. The EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election is independently administered by Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS). The Credentials and Elections Committee certifies the EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election results and makes the final decision concerning any election related issue.

The 2019 Nominating Committee will meet at 6pm on June 11 at the EnergyUnited Education Center located at 182 South Salisbury St, Mocksville, NC 27028.

2019 Nominating Committee

The EnergyUnited board appoints three to nine member volunteers to form the Credentials & Election (C&E) Committee. The 2019 CE Committee Members (PDF) is responsible for 1) supervising the board of directors election process, and 2) reviewing and certifying the newly elected board members prior to the annual meeting.

For more information on the cooperative’s Nominating Committee and Credentials and Election Committee, please refer to the cooperative’s website or the member newsletter, Connect, which is included in each issue of Carolina Country magazine, and by viewing the Cooperative’s Bylaws. For more information on the independent administration of the EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election, please contact Survey and Ballot Systems at 952-974-2339 or by email at support@directvote.net.

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EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election Timeline

Monday, April 15
Nomination period opens

Tuesday, June 11
Nominating Committee will meet at 6pm at the EnergyUnited Education Center located at 182 South Salisbury St, Mocksville, NC 27028

Wednesday, June 12
Nominating Committee nominations are posted at the cooperative’s headquarters

Thursday, June 13
Member Petitions must be submitted sometime on or before 5:00 pm ET to:
EnergyUnited
567 Mocksville Highway
(P.O. Box 1831)
Statesville, NC 28625
(nominations by petition will be posted after validation)

Monday, August 5
Voting Begins

Friday, September 6
Voting Ends

Thursday, September 19
Results of the EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election will be announced at the Annual Meeting scheduled for 4pm at the EnergyUnited headquarters located at 567 Mocksville Hwy., Statesville, N.C.

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