2020 Annual Meeting and COVID-19

2020 Annual Meeting and COVID-19

The Cooperative is making every effort to plan and execute the 2020 Annual Meeting in its customary fashion on Friday, September 18, 2020. DCEC is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and continues to prioritize the health and safety of our members, staff and event participants. Local, state and national orders, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, and travel industry guidance all inform our decisions regarding DCEC events.

DCEC strongly encourages all members to submit an absentee ballot, which will assure that your vote is counted regardless of how the Annual Meeting is impacted by COVID-19. Even if the meeting has to be postponed, your absentee ballot will still be counted. A $10 bill credit will be applied to the October 2020 electric bill for a properly completed and received absentee ballot.

VOTE BY MAIL: One method for a member to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot is to request a ballot by completing an official form and submitting it to the Cooperative by August 29, 2020. Once the Cooperative receives your form we will provide you with an official absentee ballot which you can then complete and send back to the DCEC office. DCEC will count properly completed absentee ballots as long as they are received by September 14, 2020 (4 business days prior to the Annual Meeting). Once DCEC has received a member’s absentee ballot it cannot be revoked if the member decides to attend the Annual Meeting and vote once there.

VOTE EARLY AT THE CO-OP OFFICE: Members can also complete an absentee ballot in person at the Co-op office during regular business hours between August 29, 2020 and September 14, 2020. You must have a government issued photo ID with you to vote by absentee ballot in the Cooperative office.

Members can return the official request form either in person to 39 Elm Street, Delhi, or by mail to the DCEC office at: P.O. Box 471, Delhi, NY 13753, fax to (607) 746-7548, or email to office@dce.coop. For members that are paperless, an electronic official absentee ballot request form WAS emailed to all members that have an active SmartHub account on Wednesday, 6/17/2020 with instructions.

For the most up to date information about DCEC’s 2020 Annual Meeting please visit this page or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DelawareCountyElectricCooperative/.