Mid-Yellowstone Electric Cooperative has cancelled its annual meeting that had been scheduled for March 17, in response to Governor Steve Bullock declaring a state of emergency in the nation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) panademic.
The safety and continued health of our members, employees, and the community is at the forefront of our decision since public health officials across the nation have recommended limiting large gatherings.
This is not a decision that our board or management took lightly, and we appreciate our member's understanding in our choosing to uphold one of our seven guiding Cooperative Principles - Concern for Community. The board voted unanimously to cancel the meeting and use mail-in ballots for the trustee election and by-law amendment.
The cooperative is working on a mail-in ballot system. Each member will receive an information packet along with a ballot in April with a return date within 30 days. Completed ballots should be mailed in the pre-addressed enclosed envelope to Survey & Ballot Systems, the co-op's independent election processing company.
Ballots should not be returned to the Mid-Yellowstone Electric Cooperative office. Ballots received at the SBS office on or before the 30-day timeline will be counted.