During the 2017 Annual Meeting a change to the nomination process was voted on and accepted by all attending members. The new process as described in ARTICLE IV, Section 4 of the North Western Electric Cooperative Code of Regulations requires eligible members who are interested in being placed on the 2019 Official Ballot to complete and submit a petition.
The two districts to be voted on at the 2019 Annual Meeting are District 3 comprised of Bridgewater, Madison and Superior townships in Williams County and District 7 comprised of Delaware, Noble, and Washington townships in Defiance County. The incumbents in each of these districts have chosen to remain a candidate and will automatically be placed on the ballot. Kim Shoup is the incumbent for District 3 and Richard Polter is the incumbent for District 7.
If you reside in either District 3 or District 7 and you are interested in becoming a trustee, download the petition packet, complete the required documents and return them to the NWEC office no later than January 25, 2019.
All petitions will be verified and only those candidates meeting the qualifications will be placed on the ballot to be presented to the members during the annual meeting to be held on April 27, 2019 at Edon Northwest School in Edon, OH. The Chairman of the Board (or his designee) will also call for additional nominations from the floor during the meeting. If there are nominations, those members will be considered write-in candidates. If there are no valid petitions received and no further nominations at the meeting then the incumbents shall be considered elected by affirmation and no election shall be deemed necessary for that particular district.