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The Power of Your Vote

The Power of Your Vote

The 2019 EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election begins on August 5, 2019, and ends at 5 p.m., September 6, 2019. Members can vote by electronic mail ballot or by mail-in ballot.

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.

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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.

We need your vote! Our bylaws require that a minimum of 1% of our membership vote in this year’s Board of Directors Election so please cast your vote and help to choose our board members for the coming year!

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 mail sometime after August 5. 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. This year’s election opens on August 5 and closes September 6, 2019, at 5 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. To be eligible to vote, you must have been a member by July 19 in accordance with the cooperative’s bylaws.

When Do I Vote?

Voting will 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 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 & Elections Committee certifies the EnergyUnited Board of Directors Election results and makes the final decision concerning any election-related issue.

The 2019 Nominating Committee met at 6 p.m. on June 11 at the EnergyUnited Education Center located at 182 South Salisbury St., Mocksville, NC 27028.

2019 EnergyUnited Nominating Committee Members

The EnergyUnited board appoints three to nine member volunteers to form the Credentials & Election (C&E) Committee. The 2019 CE Committee Members (PDF) are responsible for:

  • 1) Supervising the board of directors election process.
  • 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 & 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 opened

Tuesday, June 11
Nominating Committee met at 6 p.m. at the EnergyUnited Education Center located at 182 South Salisbury St., Mocksville, NC 27028

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

Thursday, June 13
Member petitions must be submitted sometime on or before 5 p.m. ET to:
EnergyUnited
567 Mocksville Highway
(P.O. Box 1831)
Statesville, NC 28625

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 4 p.m. at the EnergyUnited headquarters located at 567 Mocksville Hwy., Statesville, N.C.