Notice of Election of Two Directors

Posted: January 10, 2024 at 10:07 am

Exhibit “A”
TO MEMBERS OF FLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOC., INC.

NOTICE OF ELECTION OF TWO DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. (FKEC) has set the following date(s) for the District Elections for two positions on the Board of Directors:

District 1 — March 14, 2024
Key Largo area northeast of the section line common to Sections 6 and 7, TWP-62S, R. 39E, southerly of Mandalay Subdivision – Dade/Monroe County Line on U.S. 1 (including Ocean Reef) to Mile Marker 97.7.

District 2 — March 14, 2024
Tavernier area southeast of the section line as established southerly of Mandalay Subdivision and northeast of Snake Creek

The incumbent directors of the two districts have decided to stand for re-election. In the event only one qualified member from a district for each position is so nominated, that member shall be declared elected.

Elections may be conducted on the designated election date, by mail ballot, and/or by electronic means. The notice of election and the election ballot and informational materials shall be mailed to every member residing or doing business in the district not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the election date. All ballots returned by mail must be received by the Cooperative or the Cooperative’s contracted third-party election management provider no later than one day prior to the official election date.

Directors elected at the district elections shall serve for a period of three years and will take office at the first regular or special meeting to be held on or after Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Members interested in becoming candidates and placing their names in nomination for membership on the Board of Directors are hereby notified of the qualifications and election procedures prescribed by the Bylaws of Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc.

A candidate for director must be a member of FKEC and a bona fide resident of the district he/she represents and have 12 months of residency in the area served by the Cooperative. The candidate must not be a minor. No candidate may in any way be employed by or have a substantial financial interest in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to FKEC or be the incumbent for an elective public office in connection with which a salary or compensation is paid.

Candidates must submit a nominating petition with fifteen (15) or more signatures of members residing in the voting district no less than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of the district election specified above. Nominating petitions for District 1 must be received by FKEC by Noon on Monday, January 29, 2024, and petitions for District 2 must be received by FKEC by Noon on Monday, January 29, 2024.
(Please allow time for verification of signatures).

Nomination petition forms may be obtained from the FKEC Tavernier Headquarters.
A copy of the FKEC bylaws may be obtained from FKEC offices. The election will be given widespread publicity prior to the election date.

By Order of the Board of Directors
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc.