Annual Meeting is April 30
7 p.m. | St. Michael’s Social Hall, Farmington
PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGE
On this year’s election ballot, the board is proposing the following bylaw changes.
These bylaw changes allow Dakota Electric to provide a replacement ballot for those who may have lost, or never received, the original ballot that was mailed. Currently, the bylaws do not allow for a replacement ballot.
Adding new section:
Article II, Section 4, Subsection (e). Voting
Any member who cannot locate their original ballot may request a replacement ballot. The replacement ballot must be requested in writing at least two (2) business days before the annual meeting so the Association has sufficient time to provide the replacement ballot to the member. The member may then vote with the replacement ballot at the annual meeting, and the ballot shall be accepted and counted as the ballot. If a replacement ballot is requested, and a member votes both the original and the replacement ballot in the election, the first cast ballot will be counted.
Amending existing section:
Article III, Section 4, (second paragraph).
Voting by Mail for Directors
A member who claims that a ballot was not received by such member, or that the ballot received by such member was thereafter lost, damaged or destroyed, shall not be entitled to one a replacement ballot. At least fifty (50) days before the election date, each nominee shall be entitled to inspect and copy at the offices of Dakota Electric Association the names and addresses of as many of the members of the Dakota Electric Association as the nominee requests. All elections for the Board of Directors shall be under the supervision and review of a qualified firm selected by the Board of Directors. No employee or individual director of Dakota Electric Association shall participate in any aspect of the administration of the election process except as a candidate or to cast a vote as a member, or as set forth in Article III, Section 3 of these Bylaws.
Look for your election ballot to arrive in April.