Co-op Trustees announce election results

Flathead Electric Cooperative’s annual election closed Friday, May 20. The Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 23 to certify and announce the results.

Results received from the independent election processing company Survey & Ballots Systems (SBS) showed a total of 6,848 ballots received. Of those ballots, 4,860 were paper mail-in ballots and 1,988 were e-ballots.

Three seats on the Co-op’s Board of Trustees were up for election this year. The three incumbent Trustees were unopposed. Article VI, Section 6 of the Co-op’s bylaws require an election whether a race is contested or not.

  • District 1, Stacey Schnebel, 5,427 votes
  • District 4, Steve Streich, 5,379 votes
  • District 7, Gary Boe, 5,670 votes

This year’s election was the first in which electronic voting was available to members, via an emailed ballot, on the My Co-op mobile app, or on the Co-op’s website. These new voting options gave members more ways to participate in the election.

In addition, e-voting saves significant paper and postage costs, which helps the not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative keep rates low. To opt out of future paper ballots, members may update their voting preferences on the Co-op’s website.

The Board and staff wish to extend a sincere thank you to those who voted.