Seven Cooperative Principles set Butler Rural Electric Cooperative apart from other utilities and businesses. These principles lead the cooperative to do business in a better way every single day. The second cooperative principle is Democratic Member Control. This principle states that members vote for trustees who represent them on the board of trustees, which governs the cooperative.
In the past, the cooperative’s annual meetings served as the forum for electing trustees because all voting was required to take place during the meeting. Beginning this year, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative members will have the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots ensure that all members have a voice in the democratic process of their cooperative. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s attorney, Tom Humbach, will
oversee the election process.
Ways to Vote
At the Annual Meeting
Voting will continue to take place during the cooperative’s Annual Meeting. The 2018 Annual Meeting is Thursday, April 26, at Miami University’s Millett Hall, 500 East Sycamore Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, please vote for trustees at the meeting. Absentee ballots are a convenience for members who are not able to attend the meeting. If you vote by absentee ballot, you will not be permitted to vote at the Annual Meeting.
If you plan on attending the 2018 Annual Meeting, click here to register.
At the Cooperative's Office
You can vote in the lobby of the cooperative’s office at 3888 Stillwell Beckett Road in Oxford. Voting in the office will take place during the cooperative’s normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ballots will be available in the office beginning March 26 through April 26. You can also pick up a ballot at the cooperative’s office and return it by mail. Absentee ballots will not be accepted at the Annual Meeting.
By Mail-in Ballot
The cooperative will mail you an absentee ballot, which you can return by mail or bring to the cooperative’s office. Absentee ballots will be accepted March 26 through April 26. You can request an absentee ballot before March 26, but it will not be sent to you until March 26. To request an absentee ballot, please contact the cooperative’s office by calling 513-867-4400 or 800-255-2732 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Absentee ballots will not be accepted at the Annual Meeting.