A chance for members to gather, enjoy and vote
Every year in October, Wiregrass Electric Cooperative holds an annual meeting to give its members a chance to learn more about their cooperative and its accomplishments from the past year. Members can vote on representatives up for election, receive a full annual report, and get a chance to meet the employees and trustees who make WEC work.
But this isn’t any regular meeting — it’s also a party to celebrate you, our member! Each year, we offer food, drinks, fellowship and games, as well as dozens of prizes including cash, gift cards and other items!
Please make plans to come to our next annual meeting! We look forward to seeing you there!
Note: Closer to the 2017 Annual Meeting, instructions will be updated with specifics regarding this year’s elections.
Information about Membership and Voting
Only qualified members will be able to register, vote and win prizes at Annual Meeting.
How to know if you’re qualified?
Look at your bill card. Only the person listed on that card is able to register, vote and win prizes. If your name is not listed on that card, you are not a qualified member and will not be able to register.
What you can do to qualify?
Members may be required to show photo or other suitable identification at the time of registration. If the account is not listed in your name, you should go to the nearest Wiregrass Electric office to take care of this before Annual Meeting. You can change the account to a “joint account” between husband and wife by having the person listed on the account make the request in writing. For a husband or wife to register and vote, that account will have to be listed as a “joint account.” A Request for Joint Account form is available online or in all offices to make this change. Persons with joint accounts have only one (1) vote between them; however, either person may vote.
If the person listed on the account is deceased and you are the surviving spouse, you should go to a Wiregrass Electric office, show a photo ID, proof of death and sign a new membership application. There is a $5.00 membership fee associated with this.
If the person listed on the account is not you and none of the above apply, you will need to pay a deposit and sign a membership application to have the account put in your name. Each member is entitled to only one (1) vote, regardless of the number of accounts that he/she may have.
Churches, Corporations and Partnerships
No church, school or lodge hall is eligible to vote without the prior approved authorization by the Attorney for the Cooperative. Copies of organization’s by-laws and articles will need to be reviewed by the Attorney.
No person may vote for a member by virtue of a proxy or power of attorney.
A person wishing to vote on behalf of a corporation, partnership or limited liability company will be required to present appropriate resolutions or authorizations authorizing said person to vote on behalf of the company. Appropriate forms are available below: