All members of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative will receive a ballot by mail in early February. Members will be voting on 2 things:
- Trustee Candidates running for election to the Board (only members who live in Districts 7 and 8 will vote)
- Proposed Code of Regulation amendments (all members vote)
Only members who live in Districts 7 or 8 will vote for the candidate to represent their district on the board. Elected trustees will serve a 3-year term.
All members will vote on 9 proposed changes to the co-op’s Code of Regulations, which have been reviewed and recommended by the PPEC Board of Trustees to help the co-op continue effective operations in a more remote/virtual environment. As we have witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must all adapt to continue to be successful in day to day operations.
Deadlines and Results
Voting opens Feb. 8, 2021, and closes March 5, 2021. Ballots must be received by March 5, 2021. Results will be announced at the Virtual Annual Meeting held via Facebook and YouTube LIVE Saturday morning at 10 am on March 20, 2021.
Starting Feb. 8, members can vote online using their special ballot instructions HERE. Please note you will need your unique member number and passcode printed on your mail ballot.
Election Breakdown & Candidate Bios:
Current trustee Tim Derck had no opponents run against him for election; he has been re-elected to serve another 3-year term.
District 3 includes the Paulding County (Ohio) Townships of Carryall, Crane, Harrison, and Benton.
Incumbent Ken Niese is running against Gary Hermiller.
District 7 includes the Putnam County (Ohio) Townships of Monroe, Palmer, Liberty, and Greensburg.
Please review biographies for both candidates below:
Three candidates are running for the open board seat:
- Justin Kerns
- Adam Schnipke
- Ken Verhoff
District 8 includes the Putnam County (Ohio) Townships of Perry, Jackson, Jennings, Monterey, and Marion.
This position was held by Douglas Fortman, who is not seeking re-election. This leaves an open seat for the District 8 position.
Please review biographies for each candidate below:
Nine changes are being proposed to the Code of Regulations, which will allow the co-op to continue operating effectively and efficiently in a more virtual environment due to pandemic restrictions like we are currently experiencing.
Please review the full proposed Code change verbiage and explanations why below. This includes the current Code language, the proposed change verbiage, and the new final language with the changes. You will also find explanations for each of the code changes and why the board specifically wishes to amend the verbiage.
Have questions? Call our office Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm, and our friendly member service representatives would be happy to help.