MORA-SAN MIGUEL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
PROCLAMATION OF ELECTION
Notice is hereby given to you that three (3) Trustee elections will be held in 2017 as follows:
1 Trustee District 4 April 25, 2017
1 Trustee District 1 May 2, 2017
1 Trustee District 5 May 9, 2017
Any Cooperative member wishing to become a candidate for the Board of Trustees of the Cooperative, must file a petition for the office of the Board of Trustees in the office of the Cooperative in Mora, New Mexico by the following dates:
Last Day to File Petition
District 4 – March 24, 2017
District 1 – March 31, 2017
District 5 – April 7, 2017
The petition must bear the signatures of 25 or more Cooperative members of the district in which the candidate resides. Forms of petition are available in the office of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. Ballot positions will be determined by priority filing.
SUMMARY OF BY-LAWS REGARDING ELECTION PROCESS
The following is a summary of the provisions of the By-laws of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. regarding the election of Trustees.
Under the provisions of the By-laws of Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. there will be a five member Board of Trustees which control the Cooperative. Trustees shall be elected for three (3) year terms from the district in which they reside.
Any member of the Cooperative is entitled to be a member of the Board of Trustees upon election. No person shall be eligible to become or remain a trustee or to hold any position of trust in the Cooperative who: (a) is not a member and a bona fide resident of the district he represents in the area served or to be served by the Cooperative, or (b) is an owner of a competing enterprise, or (c) misses three (3) consecutive monthly board meetings without a valid doctor’s written statement (Exception: Military duty) , (d) is a former employee of the Cooperative within the last three years, (e) is a former employee who was terminated for cause, or (f) is a member of the Board of Trustees or its Legal Counsel seeking a partisan elected position.
The Cooperative Districts consist of:
District 1 – Chacon, Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Buena Vista - N. of 518, Ledoux, N. & S. Carmen, Lucero, Penasco Blanco - Mora Co., Turquillo, Upper Gascon - Mora Co., Vallecitos
District 2 - Rociada, Rainsville - E. of 442, Mineral Hill, Sapello, Trujillo, Valmora, Watrous - E. of Wagon Mound, Golondrinas, El Porvenir, Las Tusas, Manuelitas, Ojo Feliz, Onava, Pendaries, South Commerce, Trout Springs, Las Dispensas, La Cueva - E. of 442
District 3 – Anton Chico, Bernal, Chapelle, Ribera, Romeroville - S. of I-25, Sheridan, Villanueva, Blanchard, Los Montoyas, Myers, Sena, San Miguel, Tecolote - E. of I-25, Tecolotito
District 4 – Glorieta, Rowe, Gabaldon, Ilfeld - N. of RR Tracks, Ojitos Frios, San Jose, Valencia, Glorieta Estates, La Manga, Lagunas, Pajarito, San Pablo, Serafina - N. of I-25, San Geronimo - S. of Co. Rd. A18-A, Falls Creek - S. of Co. Rd. A18-A, Frontage Rd. - 50 S.
District 5 – Pecos, Cowles, Dalton Canyon, Grass Mountain, Holy Ghost, Terrero, Tres Lagunas, Bull Creek - N. of Forest Rd. 86, Cow Creek - N. of Forest Rd. 86, El Macho, La Joya – North Hwy. 50, Upper La Cueva Rd. East, Lower La Posada, Upper La Posada, Pecos – N. Glorieta Creek, Pecos – State Rd. 223 North, E. Pecos Rd. West, Pecos - St. Rd. 63 N of Glorieta Creek
The Board of Trustees is responsible for calling a meeting of each district in which an election is necessary because of the expiration of a trustee’s term. The meeting must be held not less than thirty (30) nor more than sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting of the Cooperative. At the time that the Board calls the meeting, a Proclamation of Election will be sent to each member of the district. Any member who wishes to become a candidate for the trustee position available due to the expiration of the trustee’s term should comply with the directions given in the Proclamation of Election.
Upon filing of the nomination petition, the member will then be considered a candidate for office. The election is conducted by secret ballot at the meeting of each district in which a position exists due to the expiration of a trustee’s term. If no quorum can be obtained at the meeting of the district, the meeting will be adjourned and called for a subsequent date. If no quorum is obtained at the subsequent meeting, the incumbent Trustee will be appointed to serve for an additional three (3) year term. Each member in attendance shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote. Voting by proxy or mail is not permitted. Further detailed information regarding the election procedure is set forth in Article IV of the By-laws of the Cooperative. You may obtain a copy of the By-laws at the offices of the Cooperative in Mora or in Pecos, New Mexico. This notice is being forwarded to all members of the Cooperative in compliance with RUS Bulletin 20-19.
MORA-SAN MIGUEL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
P.O. BOX 240
MORA, NEW MEXICO 87732
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.