Can’t make Bluebonnet’s annual meeting? Use the proxy form to cast your vote

By now, Bluebonnet members should have received a form in the mail that allows those who cannot attend the annual meeting on May 8 to vote “by proxy” to fill three seats on the board of directors.

The forms were mailed by Election Services Corp., the third-party company that oversees the elections. If your form did not arrive, or you’ve misplaced it, you can pick one up at a Bluebonnet member service center in Bastrop, Brenham, Giddings, Lockhart or Manor. You may also ask that a new form be mailed to you by calling 800-842-7708.

Your vote is very important, and filling out the proxy form is easy.

“One of the benefits of being a member and an owner of Bluebonnet is that you have a voice in how the co-op is run,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s general manager. “We encourage our members to attend the annual meeting in May. But if they can’t, we encourage them to vote by proxy so their voices can be heard.”

All you have to do is mark your choices on the form and designate either Bluebonnet’s proxy committee or another individual to cast your vote. You may also choose to allow the proxy committee — or that individual — to select candidates for you.

The six candidates on the ballot are:

  • George Kehler of Lee County
  • Michael H. Arant of Bastrop County
  • Suanna Tumlinson (incumbent) of Travis County
  • Richard Schmidt (incumbent) of Caldwell County
  • James Kershaw (incumbent) of Bastrop County
  • Richard “Dick” Peterson of Travis County

Be sure to write your Bluebonnet account number on the form and return it in the postage-paid, pre-addressed envelope provided.

If you need help filling out the form, call 866-720-4357 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email questions to bluebonnethelp@electionservicescorp.com.

Your proxy form must be returned to Election Services Corp. by mail by May 1 or hand-delivered to a member service center by 5:30 p.m., May 1, 2012.

More information on Bluebonnet’s annual meeting and bios on the six candidates running in this year’s election are available at the co-op’s website.

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About Will Holford

Have you ever wondered about the future of electric use? Perhaps you’re curious about how some global or national events might impact your power, the environment or your bill? Maybe you’re just interested in what’s going on at Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. We want to share what we know, and that’s what the Bluebonnet Blog is about. Will Holford, Bluebonnet’s Manager of Public Affairs, is going to write most often for the blog. He’s been with the co-op since 2007, and has worked in communications for more than 14 years. Will enjoys learning about energy – and writing about it. He and other Bluebonnet employees (and occasional guest contributors) will get the conversation going -- about everything from where your power is generated to where it’s used, advances in technology, changes that will affect you, and interesting peeks behind the scenes at the co-op. We welcome your comments, questions and ideas. Email Will at will.holford@bluebonnet.coop.
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