April 18, 2018
4:30 p.m. Registration, Dinner, Entertainment
6:30 p.m. Meeting, Election Results, Prizes
Adams County Fairgrounds/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
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 16, 2018.
Voting Your Ballot
Ballots for the annual director election will be mailed to all United Power members. Cast your ballot by return mail, place it in a drop box in any of our offices, or vote in person at the Annual Meeting. Ballot drop-boxes located in co-op offices will close at 2 p.m. on Annual Meeting day. A ballot drop-box located in the Exhibit Hall at the Adams County Fairgrounds will be open for pre-meeting voting from Noon – 4 p.m. on Annual Meeting day. Voting in person will begin at the Annual Meeting at 4:30 p.m. when registration opens.
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 16, 2018
Director Nominations by Petition due by 4 p.m.
March 16, 2018
Ballots mailed to all members
April 16, 2018
Mail-in Ballots must arrive at the P.O. Box by 6 a.m.
April 18, 2018
Ballot Drop-Boxes at offices close at 2 p.m.
April 18, 2018
Ballot Drop Box Open 12 -4 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds
2018 Election Results
Official results will be posted here after election and ballot counting on April 18, 2018.
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.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Adams County Fairgrounds
Rendezvous Room located in the Waymire Dome
9755 Henderson Road Brighton, CO 80601
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Fort Lupton Recreation Center
Multi-Purpose Room 3
203 S. Harrison Ave. Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Coal Creek Canyon Community Center
31528 Highway 72 Golden, CO 80403
Friday, March 23, 2018
102 8th Street Dacono, CO 80514