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March 2023

Look for Election Materials in Your Mailbox Soon

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Ballots and election materials for West Florida Electric Cooperative’s (WFEC) Board of Trustee Elections will be mailed on Thursday, March 30. Each WFEC member’s voting packet will arrive in an envelope marked: “Annual Election Materials.” This packet will contain everything you need to exercise your voting rights as a member-owner of WFEC. Seats on the board in Districts 4, 5 and 6 are up for election this year.

To be eligible to serve as a trustee, a person must be a bona fide WFEC member in good standing, residing in the respective district, and meet certain other requirements set forth in WFEC’s bylaws. Desired qualifications include the ability to become bonded, the capability of receiving and sending electronic mail transmissions and successfully meeting all requirements to become a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director within 36 months. All candidates must agree to abide by Board Policy No. 126: Board Election Campaign Policy.

Each election packet will include:
• A letter from Carr, Riggs and Ingram, Certified Public Accountants & Advisors, the certified public accounting firm that receives and counts all completed ballots and announces the results to ensure fairness.
• A nominating committee report listing qualified candidates for the Board of Trustees.
• Profiles of each candidate.
• An official ballot.
• A pre-addressed, postage paid reply envelope.

Ballots are due back by Wednesday, April 19, and should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Ballots received after this deadline will be declared invalid. Do not deliver your ballot to any WFEC office.

Please follow the voting procedures listed in the packet you receive.

It is important to note that ALL MEMBERS of the cooperative may vote in EACH district's election, regardless of their district of residence.