Nominations open for district elections
Nominations are now open for the election of three (3) members of the Board of Directors of Claiborne Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Article IV, Section 4 of Claiborne Electric’s bylaws reads as follows:
“Section 4. Nomination
Any three (3) members living within a district and acting together, may make a nomination in writing not less than 15 days nor more than 90 days prior to the meeting and the secretary shall post such nominations at the principal office of the Cooperative in both Union and Claiborne Parishes.”
Nomination petitions must be submitted by close of business on Friday, November 17. Elections will take place at district meetings held Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Districts 1, 6 and 9. All members of Claiborne Electric Cooperative living within these districts are invited to attend and take part in the election of their district director. District 1 meeting will take place at Claiborne Electric Cooperative in Farmerville, La. District 6 meeting will take place at Claiborne Electric Cooperative in Homer, La. District 9 meeting will take place at Heflin Baptist Church.
How directors are elected
Claiborne Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit organization, owned and democratically controlled by the members it serves, and managed by a nine-member Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership of the Co-op.
Claiborne Electric is divided into nine membership districts. Each year, three districts participate in district elections, and directors serve three-year terms. District elections are held the first Saturday of December each year. Any person who is a member of record and receiving electric service from the Co-op, has the right to participate in electing the Director to represent the district in which the member lives.
Members of the Co-op also have the right to run for election to the Board of Directors. Any three members of a district, acting together, can nominate any member of that district to run for the Board. The nomination must be made and submitted to the Secretary of the Cooperative at least 15 days prior to the District Meeting. The secretary will post the nomination at the Homer and Farmerville offices, per the bylaws.
In the event that more than one member is nominated for the election, a quorum of 100 members must be present at the District Meeting to conduct the election.
For specific information on districts, or specific election rules, please reference Claiborne Electric’s bylaws, which can be read here. Bylaws pertaining to districts and director elections can be found in Article IV of the bylaws.