There are six (6) positions on the Otero County Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees that are up for election. Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting of Members to be held Saturday, August 7, 2021 in the Cloudcroft High School Gymnasium in Cloudcroft, NM.
Trustees holding the positions that expired in 2020 are listed below. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic an annual meeting was not held in 2020 so the election of these positions was postponed until the next in-person meeting could be held. Trustees elected for these positions will serve a 2-year term ending in 2023.
Cheri Hass - Central District
Bill Bird - Northeast District
Kenny Blazer - Southwest District
Trustees holding the positions expiring in 2021 are listed below. Those elected for these positions will serve a 3-year term ending in 2024.
Preston Stone - Northwest District
Charlie Mulcock - Southeast District
Scott Shafer - Northwest District
Article IV, Section 3 of the Bylaws states:
SECTION 3. Nominations. Nominations for Trustees to be elected shall be by Petition signed by fifteen or more members acting together, and who are bona fide residents of the district for which the nomination is made. The Petition shall be filed not less than twenty-five (25) days or more than forty-five (45) days before the date of the Meeting of the Members in which Trustees are to be elected. Nominations for the position of Trustee from the floor, at the annual Meeting of Members, is not allowed.
The secretary shall include with the notice of the meeting, at least ten (10) days before the date of the meeting, a statement of the number of Trustees to be elected and the names and addresses of the candidates. Notwithstanding anything contained in this SECTION, failure to comply with any of the provisions of this SECTION shall not affect in any manner whatsoever the validity of any election of Trustee.
Petition forms are available in any of our local offices in Cloudcroft, Alto or Carrizozo or may be downloaded by clicking the link below. According to the dates outlined in the bylaws, petitions will only be accepted between Wednesday, June 23, 2021 and Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Completed petitions may be turned in at any OCEC office.
Link to download a petition form and district map are below.