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Look for Your Board of Directors Election Ballot

As a consumer-member, you are an important part of the decision-making and policy-setting at Sam Houston Electric Cooperative. And that means you have the right to vote annually for your Board of Directors.

Your Sam Houston Electric Cooperative Board of Directors election ballot will arrive in your mailbox or inbox soon, or you may have already received it.

The election opens May 13, and voting in the election will be easier this year. Sam Houston Electric Cooperative has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the 2019 election.

You have four ways to vote this year:

  1. You can mail in the ballot that was sent to the address listed on your membership.
  2. You can visit the online ballot using the website and login credentials provided in the ballot mailed to your membership.
  3. You can log into your mySamHouston account, and click on the "Vote Now" button at the top right side of your computer's screen.
  4. If you have linked your email address to your Sam Houston EC account, you also will receive voting instructions by email from noreply@directvote.net. You can click the link in the email to visit your unique ballot.

While there are four ways to submit your ballot in the election, only the first vote received by SBS for each membership will be recorded if multiple attempts to vote are made.

Sam Houston EC Directors are elected "at large," which means all members can vote for the representatives in all districts, regardless of the district you live in.

Annual Meeting is June 11

After you vote, be sure to mark your calendar for our Annual Meeting of Members on Tuesday, June 11. Doors will open at noon for registration, and the meeting will start at 1:30 p.m.

Each member who submits their ballot will be entered into a prize drawing at the Annual Meeting. Cast your vote by June 4 to be eligible for additional prize drawings!

Both online and mail-in votes will be eligible for prize drawings at the Annual Meeting of Members on June 11. Members do not need to be present to win prizes from the ballot drawings.

The meeting will be held at the Polk County Commerce Center in Livingston. The facility is located at 1017 U.S. Highway 59 Loop N., with its entrance at Pedigo Park.

Members in attendance will be able to visit with other member-owners, the board of directors and Cooperative management. There also will be entertainment and door prize drawings. The Cooperative leaders will report on co-op business.

 Look for Your Board of Directors Election Ballot