Three seats on the Kodiak Electric Association Board of Directors are up for election this year, according to a news release.

The board of directors consists of nine elected voting directors and one Coast Guard appointed non-voting liaison. This year, the seats held by directors Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford and Ben Millstein are up for election. All three seats are for three-year terms. KEA members elect KEA’s directors.

The deadline for filing candidate petitions is March 11 at 5 p.m. Petition packets must be filed at the KEA office at 1614 Mill Bay Road.

A notice of annual membership meeting, annual report highlights, and ballots will be mailed to members of KEA on March 26. Completed ballots must be returned by mail in the envelope that is provided with the notice of the meeting, and must be received by noon on April 17. All voting will be done by mail.

Ballot results will be announced at KEA’s annual membership meeting on April 20. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium.

During 2019, regular meetings of the board were held on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning at noon. An average of 30 hours is required for 12 regular meetings during the year. The board also meets as a whole for the annual membership meeting and on the next day to organize the slate of officers.

KEA’s bylaws state that each member is entitled to one vote. Any people who occupy the same household and have their names on a single account jointly act as a member. A ballot is voided if an individual not listed on the account signs it. KEA members uncertain about the name(s) listed on their accounts are encouraged to call KEA to find out how to update their accounts. The deadline for any changes to be in effect for this year’s election process is Feb. 26. Business accounts (corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships) should annually update their list of officers authorized to vote on behalf of the account.

For further information, contact Nancy B. Sweeney, communication/human resource specialist, at 486-7700.