Dakota Electric Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 8, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington (next to Dakota Electric’s office). The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served before the meeting.

Dakota Electric members will have the opportunity to hear reports from officers and directors, ask questions and hear election results at the meeting.

Balloting materials will be mailed on March 23. Members are to return ballots — using the enclosed postage-paid envelope — to Survey and Ballot Systems, or vote online using the e-signature included with their ballots no later than noon on April 8.

Ballots should not be dropped off nor mailed to Dakota Electric Association’s office. Also, if a person chooses to vote at the annual meeting, they must bring their ballot because no replacement ballots will be provided.

Following are the seven candidates running for four seats on the board of directors:
District 1
Carl Potter, Burnsville, incumbent

District 2
Jim Sheldon, Apple Valley, incumbent

District 3
Bill Holton, Apple Valley, incumbent
Raymond Yarwood, Eagan

District 4

Paul Trapp, Hastings, incumbent
Buzz Anderson, Eagan
P. Jacò Botha, Eagan

All directors are elected by membership vote to serve three-year terms on the 12-person board of directors.
Senior citizens or disabled persons who need transportation to the Annual Meeting may contact DARTS at 651-455-1339. More info …