The Empire Electric Association Inc.’s board of directors election is Thursday, June 20.
Voters can still drop their ballots up until 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Empire Electric main offices, 801 N. Broadway, Cortez.
If you did not receive a ballot or lost your ballot, you can pick one up between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Empire main office. An ID is required, and you must be an Empire Electric cooperative member to vote.
Six candidates have entered the race for three open seats on the electric cooperative’s board.
Candidates Robert Barry and Carolyn Dunmire are competing for the District 2 seat. In District 5, incumbent Kent Lindsay is up against Eric Lindgren, and in District 6, incumbent David Sitton is challenged by Greg Barker. The District 2 seat is for a two-year term. District 5 and 6 are for four-year terms.
Board members help manage the electric cooperative, which provides service to Montezuma and Dolores counties and part of southeast Utah.
Board members review and approve policies and analyze projects and rates during monthly meetings. Board members receive a base pay of $1,000 per month, plus $150 for attending additional meetings.
Ballots will be tallied and results will be announced at the end of the June 20 annual meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Elected candidates will begin serving their terms at the July 12 meeting.