Board of Director Elections

BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS

Raft River Electric (RREC) is democratically governed by the members it serves and is committed to open and democratic elections. The strength of the cooperative lies in having a qualified and committed board of directors.

Following the 3-year-term election cycle, the next board seats up for election in the spring of 2023 will be for Districts 3, 5 and one At-Large.

  • District 3: All areas in Utah and the Nevada area around Montello, Nevada. (one seat)
  • District 5: All areas contained in the Duck Valley Reservation. (one seat)
  • At-Large: All areas of the Cooperative, with the exception of District 1, per RREC Bylaws, Article III, Section 2. (one seat)

The election procedure allows board candidates to be nominated by a petition of 15 or more members. Eligible members interested in running for a position on the board must fill out an application and submit a petition signed by at least 15 members. The deadline for petitions is sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting of the members. The 84th Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Therefore, candidate information for the 2023 Director Election must be submitted to the Cooperative office in Malta, ID by Saturday, February 11, 2023.

Applications (PDF) may be picked up at the Cooperative office in Malta, ID or online.

ALL MEMBERS VOTE!

Cooperative members elect board of directors each year to serve a 3-year term. Members vote for directors each year before the annual meeting, and the election results are announced at the annual meeting. The 2023 annual meeting is Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Members can vote for one director in each district up for election either in-person at the annual meeting or by mail and will receive voting information in the mail in March. Each cooperative member is allowed one vote, regardless of the quantity of meters or amount of electricity utilized. In summary, it’s, “one member, one vote.”

BOARD OF DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The board of directors manage the business and affairs of the cooperative and serves on behalf of the entire membership as the governing body of the cooperative. Each director is a member of the cooperative and typically meets at the cooperative’s office on the fourth Wednesday of each month, to review the overall financial health of the cooperative and to provide effective oversight of the co-op’s risk management, policy and rate-setting efforts. Directors are active in their communities, attend many of the cooperative’s events, and are highly encouraged to attend other meetings and training opportunities throughout the year.

DIRECTOR ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS

Seats on the board of directors are designated by geographic area. To run, a position must be available in your area or district. To be eligible to become a director of the Cooperative, a member, or a person having the right to vote on behalf of an entity which is a member, must comply with the following qualifications:

  • have his/her bona fide residential abode within the district he/she would represent, and receive electric service from the Cooperative at his/her bona fide residential abode;
  • not be in any way employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to the Cooperative;
  • not be an employee of the Cooperative nor have been employed by the Cooperative at any time during the three (3) years immediately before becoming a director; and
  • not have been convicted of a felony or theft crime within twenty (20) years of the date of becoming a director.
  • Applications (PDF) for the 2023 Director Election must be submitted to the Cooperative office in Malta, ID by Saturday, February 11, 2023.

 

Map of district boundaries