Trustee election results are in; Annual Meeting gathering coming up March 25

Clay Electric’s 85th Annual Meeting gathering will be held Saturday, March 25 at the football stadium at Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. and the event will last around 2.5 hours.

The gathering of members will begin with a light break­fast and all adults receiving a door prize ticket and goodie bag. The meeting will be called to order at 9:30 a.m. and will include the announcement of trustee election results and remarks from the general manager and president of the Board of Trustees. The drawing of door prizes will conclude the gathering. Members must be registered by the start of the meeting to be eligible for door prizes.

Once again, the event is not taking place at the co-op’s head­quarters and voting for trustee elections has already taken place by online voting or absentee ballot only. There will be no voting in person.

Online voting, which was offered for the first time this year, led to an increase in voter turnout of more than 372 percent. A total of 13,651 members cast ballots in this year’s trustee elections. Clay Electric’s third-party election vendor, Survey and Ballot Systems, certified the election results on March 14.

The election held Jan. 17-Mar. 13 was for Clay Electric Trustee Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6.

  • For District 1, Cindy Loose was elected;
  • For District 2, Incumbent Kelley Smith was elected;
  • For District 4, Incumbent Carl Malphurs was elected; and
  • For District 6, Incumbent Jimmy Wilson was elected.