With due regard to the safety and health of our members, Clay Electric Cooperative has made the difficult decision to cancel the gathering portion of its 82nd Annual Meeting. The gathering had been set for March 19, but amid rising coronavirus fears and out of an abundance of caution, the co-op is canceling the event.
While there will be no gathering, members can still cast absentee ballots in the uncontested election for the three trustee positions. Ballots can be requested one of three ways:
- Visiting https://ballot.clayelectric.com (do not add www);
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the name and account number; or
- Calling 1-800-224-4917 toll-free
Members must request a ballot by March 24 and ballots must be mailed back in the envelope provided and received by April 7. Members who return the ballot will be placed in a prize drawing contest to win one of 34 bill credits: a $1,200 bill credit, a $600 bill credit, a $250 credit, a $120 bill credit and 30 bill credits of $25.
In addition, the grand prize, a 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck, will also be given away to one of the members who votes absentee.
“We know our members look forward to our Annual Meeting gathering each year,” said Ricky Davis, Clay Electric CEO/General Manager. “This decision was not made lightly, but we felt it was in the best interest of our members, employees and the community.”