Online and printed ballot options make co-op voting easy
A score of “aye” votes changed the course of history in our community – creating a cooperative to provide reliable, affordable electric service. Eighty-four years later, we have grown to more than 140,000 members providing electric service that is consistently more reliable and affordable than the state’s largest investor-owned utility.
“Connexus sets a good example for Minnesota co-op elections,” said Duane Ninneman, executive director of Greater Minnesota nonprofit, CURE. The organization’s mission is to protect and restore resilient rural landscapes and build vibrant, just, and equitable rural communities.
Connexus Energy’s Board of Directors is elected by you and other co-op members to set the policies and is charged with the responsibility to manage the cooperative, subject to the laws of the state of Minnesota, and the bylaws established by the membership.
Information about the Board candidates will be available and online voting will begin at the end of March. Paper ballots will also be mailed to all members (a requirement of Minnesota law that pre-dates online voting) and accommodations for in-person voting will be provided.
Connexus works with Survey & Ballot Systems, a Minnesota-based organization that independently handles elections for more than 200 cooperatives nationwide. In coordination with the election, Survey & Ballot Systems will hold a drawing for a personal one-year supply (12 jars) of honey harvested from our flowering solar farms as well as other prizes.
This story appeared in Connexus Energy’s Winter 2022 newsletter.