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Board Election Information

As a member of Dakota Electric, you have the opportunity to participate in our annual election and vote for the directors who serve on the board and govern your cooperative. 

Due to COVID-19, the board of directors will not hold an in-person annual meeting in 2022. The 2022 annual meeting reports will be available to view after noon on April 28 on our website at: 

2022 Candidates

District 1
David Jones (incumbent), Jeff Nelson, Raj Rajan

District 2
Laura Lee Berger, Terry Donnelly, Ruth Grendahl, Steven Lucas,
Ray Yarwood

District 3
Bill Holton (incumbent), Aaron R. Decker, Don Vasatka

District 4
Stacy Miller (incumbent), Greg Oxley

Vote by Mail

Ballots must be received at Survey & Ballot Systems’ office no later than noon on April 28. Ballots should NOT be dropped off or mailed to Dakota Electric’s office.

Vote Online

Go to; you will need your account number and e-signature, both of which will be included with the ballot mailed on April 11.

Additional candidate information will be included in your voting materials and can be found at:

Cold Weather Rule Ends April 30

The State of Minnesota set up the Cold Weather Rule to protect residential heat-affected customers — who make and keep a payment plan — from disconnection of service between Oct. 1 and April 30. 

Most Cold Weather Rule payment plans last until April 30 unless you make other arrangements with Dakota Electric. Your service could be shut off if you have a past due balance on April 30 and do not make and keep a new payment plan. 

Member service representatives are ready to work with you to avoid disconnection. Contact Dakota Electric at 651-463-6212 before April 30. 

Energy Assistance

For energy assistance resources visit Contact us Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 651-463- 6212 or 1-800-874-3409, or email customerservice@