Last fall, the presidential election understandably attracted a lot of attention, but local elections have a huge impact on our daily lives. In 2021, ECE members in District 4 will elect their co-op leader.
The ECE Credentials and Election (C&E) committee met February 24 and approved Joseph Morin and incumbent Joe Morley as District 4 candidates. Because current directors Lonnie Johnson, District 2, and Jerry Tvedt, District 5, were the only members nominated in their districts, they were acclaimed the winners by the C&E committee. No elections will be held in Districts 2 and 5.
Become familiar with each candidate by reading their personal profiles. Members in District 4 are invited to vote online or by mail. Official ballots will be mailed the week of March 29. Online voting opens March 31 at 8 a.m. Paper and online ballots must be received by Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS) no later than 8 a.m. April 21, so be sure to mail your paper ballot early. The outcome of the election will be announced at the ECE Annual Meeting on April 22.
Most of the things that impact our daily lives happen on a local level and are influenced by community members who live and work in the area. ECE was established over 85 years ago by members just like you. This is your co-op, and your vote is crucial to the future of our success.
ECE does not participate in the tabulation of ballots. Instead, we contract with SBS, a third-party election management provider.