Wednesday, April 17, 2019
4:30 p.m. Registration, Dinner, Entertainment
6:30 p.m. Meeting, Election Results, Prizes
Adams County Fairgrounds/Riverdale Regional Park
9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601
*Enter at the Exhibit Hall for Registration & Dinner
To be announced.
DOOR PRIZES TO INCLUDE:
To be announced.
2018 Message from the CEO
United Power’s members elect their board by secret ballot at the Annual Meeting of Members held each spring. United Power’s board members, elected at-large, serve three-year, staggered terms, and serve from specific geographic districts within the United Power service area. There are currently four director districts: West, East, South and Mountain. Your district appears in the top box on the right hand side of your bill. View the director district map.
Unlike governmental elections, not all registered voters in the household can vote in the United Power elections. Members have one vote for each membership (account) with United Power. Only the person whose name is on the United Power account is eligible to vote. Members who are unclear of their membership or account status are urged to call United Power’s Member Services department at 303-637-1300 for verification.
Running for the Board of Directors
To be eligible to become or remain a director, a person must be a United Power member and receive electric service from United Power at the member’s primary residence in the district he or she represents. A director cannot be engaged in a competing enterprise or in other businesses involving a conflict of interest. United Power’s bylaws provide in-depth information on director districts, qualifications, terms, elections, meetings and officers.
Nominations by written petition must state the name and district of the nominee and must be signed by 15 or more United Power members. Petitions are available at United Power’s headquarters office in Brighton. Additional information may be obtained by calling United Power’s Executive Department at 303-659-0551. We ask any member interested in nomination to complete a biographical request form, available through the Executive Department.
The deadline for petitions is February 15, 2019.
2019 Director Candidates
One seat in the East (E), South (S) and West (W) director districts is up for a three-year term. Persons nominated by petition to run for Director of United Power, Inc., in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Members scheduled April 17, 2019 will be posted here after the 2019 petition deadline.
Voting Your Ballot
Members will receive a mail ballot from the cooperative in March. Please carefully read the balloting instructions included with your ballot packet and sign and return your ballot before the deadline. Ballots may be returned via mail, dropped at ballot boxes at any United Power office, or returned in person at the Annual Meeting.
It is important to note that United Power directors are elected on at ‘at-large’ basis, meaning that members should cast a vote for one director in each district, regardless of where the member lives. This election policy is in place because directors represent all members, as well as the overall welfare of the cooperative. Directors serve from geographic districts to ensure adequate accessibility for members and a representative cross-section of the membership on the board.
View detailed instructions on how to vote by mail.
February 15, 2019
Director Nominations by Petition due by 4 p.m.
March 15, 2019
Ballots mailed to all members
April 15, 2019
Mail-in Ballots must arrive at the P.O. Box by NOON.
April 17, 2019
- 2:00 p.m. Ballot drop-boxes close at offices.
- 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ballot drop-box open at Adams County Fairgrounds.
- 4:30 p.m. Registration Opens for in-person voting.
- 6:30 p.m. Meeting Begins. Balloting closes when announced from the floor.
2019 Election Results
To be announced.
Meet the Candidates
United Power will host four candidate forums for members who wish to hear from each candidate in person. All United Power members are welcome to attend the Meet the Candidates events held throughout the service territory. The following Meet the Candidate events are free and light refreshments are served. RSVPs are not required.
Dates & Locations to be announced.