One member; one vote

Posted on Mar 26 2019 in Kankakee Valley REMC

We all have a product or brand that we loyally purchase time and time again. With that in mind, consider how many times the company making that product has asked you to serve on the board of directors or offer input into business decisions. For most people, the answer is none. Electric cooperatives are the exception. They do exactly that. 

At Kankakee Valley REMC you are more than just a customer who purchases power from us. You’re a member. As a member-consumer, you have a voice in the leadership of the cooperative. When you vote for your board of directors, you are using your voice to help shape the direction of the cooperative. 

Governance for the cooperative rests on the cooperative principle of democratic member control, and that means “one member-one vote.” No matter the size of your home, business or farm, or the amount you pay each year for electric services, as an electric cooperative member-consumer, you get one vote and have equal representation in the cooperative.

At the June 18 annual meeting, we will announce the results of the board of directors election. A voting packet will be mailed to each member-consumer in mid-May with elections opening on May 15. The voting packet will include: 

•  A paper ballot that can be completed and mailed.

• A unique ID and election passcode for secure online voting.

• A registration card for admittance into the annual meeting.

• Biographies on members running for the board of director positions.

You may cast your vote online, mail in your ballot or vote at the June 18 annual meeting. We encourage you to exercise your right to vote.