Running for Our Board

How Do I Apply?

Review our Director Duties and Responsibilities page, complete the application packet (available at the bottom of that page from October to December the year before an election), and secure 30 or more valid signatures from other MEC customers. Then return your materials to our Cassopolis office by 5 p.m. on the deadline.

If you meet all director qualifications on the Duties and Responsibilities page, you will be placed on the ballot for your district. Board members must reside in the district they represent.

How Can I Campaign?

Please review our election policy and procedures for more information about what candidates can and cannot do. 

Please note: Anyone running for our Board of Directors in the current elections must collect signatures of support from fellow MEC electric customers in their district. That means that from time to time, you may be visited at your home or business by someone seeking signatures. You are not required to sign their petition unless you support their effort to join our board.

What is the Time Commitment for Directors?

The Board of Directors holds one meeting a month for 10 out of the 12 months of the year. Additional time commitments include interacting with MEC customers, as well as any conferences and/or training that may be necessary.

When Do Board Elections Occur?

Event Date (2024-25 cycle)
MEC Director Election Candidate Application becomes available on MEC's website October 1, 2024
MEC Director Election Candidate Application, Petitions, & Biographies due in Cassopolis office by 5 p.m. December 2, 2024
Voting begins - MEC emails ballots to customers January 20, 2025
Voting ends - MEC delivers ballots to our election partner February 10, 2025
Our election partner delivers ballot results to MEC by 4 p.m. February 11-14, 2025
Newly elected directors are seated at MEC's annual meeting April 15, 2025

Please note: Dates are subject to change. Finalized dates will be announced in Country Lines, as well as updated here.