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FEC elections coming up

| January 12, 2022 7:55 AM

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Three seats on Flathead Electric Co-op’s Board of Trustees are up for election this year. Potential candidates must be members of the Co-op and live in the district they seek election to represent. 

Trustee seats up for election are currently held by: 

• Stacey Schnebel – District # 1 (Columbia Falls to Essex);  

• Steve Streich – District # 4 (Helena Flats, Columbia Falls Stage); and 

• Gary Boe – District # 7 (Kalispell, South of Highway 2). 

A district map showing exact boundaries is available on the Flathead Electric website at www.flatheadelectric.com/districtmap.  

Nominating petitions are due no later than March 14. Eligible candidates will be added to the ballot. Completed nominating petitions require: 

• 25 signatures from Co-op members who also live in the candidate’s district; 

• A high-resolution photograph to be used on the ballot insert; and 

• Candidate’s biography (100 words or fewer) to be used on the ballot insert. 

Board of Trustees candidates will have the opportunity to give a three-minute speech to the membership at the annual meeting on April 23. For the first time, Co-op Members may choose to vote electronically thanks to a bylaw change passed by Co-op members last year. Mailed ballots will go out April 21 and electronic ballots will be available on April 23. Members who wish to opt-out of their mailed paper ballots may do so at www.flatheadelectric.com/myballot.  

To obtain a nominating petition, or with questions, visit www.flatheadelectric.com/trusteeelectioninfo or contact Cindy Crosswhite at 751-4444 or by c.crosswhite@flathead.coop 

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