One of the seven Co-op Principals is Democratic Member Control. Every July, Boone Electric holds an Annual Meeting for its members. We provide a meal, informational booths, hold our business meeting (required by our bylaws) and hold elections for our Board of Directors. The Board, using the bylaws, helps govern and direct all decisions for Boone Electric. We are owned by you! Members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and can exercise those member-owner rights at the meeting when voting on bylaw changes and board members. Your participation and input is vital, not only to the success of BEC, but ensures we meet your needs and expectations.
Explanations of voting options:
Absentee Ballot - If the member whose name is on the membership cannot make the meeting, nor do they want or have a proxy voter, they may come to Boone Electric Cooperative, located at 1413 Rangeline (just south of I-70 on Rangeline St.) in Columbia to fill out a ballot. The ballot cannot leave the building. Absentee voting will be open June 17, 2019 – July 2, 2019 for the 2019 Annual Meeting on July 12. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Proxy - If the person whose name is on the membership is NOT available to come to the annual meeting to vote, they may designate a person, who is at least 18 years of age and living in the household, to vote on their behalf. Instructions and certificates will be available in July's "Rural Missouri." Only one proxy vote per person.
Joint Membership - A joint membership (often a married couple, but they will have had to sign up for service as a joint account, it is not automatic) have two rights to that account, but still have only ONE vote for that membership. An account and a membership are two different items. The vote may be made during the annual meeting, by absentee ballot or by proxy.
For more information on proxy voting, absentee voting or joint membership, please contact Member Services at 573-449-4181.