Why We’re Ditching The Long Lines And Hotdogs
Kearney, Mo — Gone are the days of suffering through long lines and greasy hotdogs to participate in Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative’s membership election process.
This year, the majority of voting for PCEC’s membership election will be conducted through online and mail-in voting. The election will utilize the same secure system that has been in place the last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Co-op consumer-members have busy home and work lives that may not allow for them to set aside several hours on a weekday to complete a complicated in-person voting process. Moving to the hybrid format lowers barriers to participating in the co-op’s election.
In 2021, members voted overwhelmingly to make mail-in and electronic voting options a permanent part of the co-op election process. The cooperative has seen large increases in member participation as a result of implementing easier ways to vote and the easy-to-use online portal has received positive reviews across the board.
Members will still have the opportunity to vote in person starting at 5:30 PM for the hour period prior to a scaled down business-only meeting of the cooperative. The business-only meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on May 26, 2022 at the cooperative’s headquarters (1000 W Hwy 92, Kearney, MO 64060).
About Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative (PCEC) serves more than 25,000 accounts and 3,000 miles of energized line in Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Platte, and Ray Counties, in metropolitan Kansas City’s Northland region. PCEC was established in 1938 and is among the fastest-growing cooperatives in the state of Missouri.