PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) are receiving ballots by mail as voting opens for three seats on the company's Board of Directors.
Members have until Wednesday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m. to return their completed ballots to NHEC headquarters in Plymouth. A postage-paid return envelope is included in the ballot mailing. Winners of the Board election will be announced at the 75th Annual Meeting of Members, to be held June 3 at Prospect Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University. All Co-op members are welcome to attend.
Four candidates are seeking election this year to three seats on the Co-op's 11-member Board of Directors. All four candidates were nominated by the NHEC Nominating Committee, which reviews the qualifications of each candidate and recommends those it feels would best contribute to the successful operation of the Cooperative. All candidates are required to be members of the Cooperative.
This year's candidates selected by the Nominating Committee include incumbent Board members Joan Aubrey of Jackson, Harry Viens of Center Harbor and Bruce Wiggett of Plymouth. Also nominated was Michael Korthuis of Jackson, who has not previously served on the NHEC Board of Directors. NHEC members are receiving statements from the candidates in support of their candidacies along with a ballot.
Ballot counting will take place Thursday, May 29 at Co-op headquarters in Plymouth. Newly-elected Board members will be seated immediately following the Annual Meeting on June 3 and will serve three-year terms.
NHEC is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric distribution company serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.