Proposed Bylaw Amendments

The Board of Directors of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is proposing several bylaw amendments
at this year’s annual meeting.

View the complete proposed bylaws, with all changes tracked.

Here is a summary of the changes:

Voting Options Prior to the Annual Meeting – Members will be able to vote in board member elections
by mail or other methods allowed by state law. This change will allow members who can’t attend the
annual meeting an opportunity to still directly vote in the director election. (Article II, Section 2.5-6)

Uncontested Elections – There has been some confusion for members during board elections when
there is only one candidate in a certain directorate district (an uncontested election). Instead of
placing these names on the ballot, this change will clarify allowing members to elect directors running
unopposed via voice vote during the annual meeting. (Article II, Section 2.5)

Proxy Ballots – By adding the ability for members to vote by mail (or other means) prior to the annual
meeting, there will be no reason for members to vote by proxy. This change will remove the ability for
members to vote by proxy ballot. (Article II, Section 2.6)

Ballot Position – Currently, the position of director candidates on the election ballot is determined by
the drawing for the ballot position. This change will result in the position of director candidates on
the election ballot being determined by the order in which candidates turn in their petition materials.
If two candidates from the same directorate district turn in their materials at the same time, their
position will still be determined by drawing. (Article III, Section 3.5)