All members vote for all positions!
OPALCO members are owners of their electric cooperative. You have the power to elect your Co-op Board of Directors who set the rates and make the policies.
How to Vote
VOTING OPENS MARCH 6th. We offer multiple ways to cast your vote.
OPALCO offers secure electronic voting in partnership with Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS). This is the preferred method of voting. If we have your email address, you will get an email from DirectVote with a link your online ballot – look for an email from “OPALCO Election Coordinator”. This security measure includes your Member Number with an Election Passcode, and you are the only one who can view this information.
If we do not have your email address and you want to vote online, you will need your membership number. You can go to the login page by typing directvote.net/opalco into the address bar in any Internet browser.
Smart Hub Voting
You are also able to vote with your Smarthub account from your computer desktop and your mobile app. In the upper right hand corner is a vote button that you click. You don’t need any numbers – it is automatically associated with your account. Easy peasy!
Your mailed ballot information includes your Member Number and an Election Passcode. Use both of these numbers to log in. Once you are registered, follow the online voting instructions.
Use the Ballot sent to the address on file. Be sure to SIGN THE FRONT OF YOUR REPLY ENVELOPE. Without your signature, your vote will not count.
We cannot accept ballots at the OPALCO offices. If you choose to vote on paper, please mail your ballot in advance of the deadline.
Meet the 2024 Board Candidates
Join us for the Candidate Forum on March 6. Register Here.
Tom Osterman – Incumbent
Read the bios of all the candidates in our 2024 Voter’s Guide
Candidate Forum Video
Attend the Candidate Forum on March 6th. Recording available after the Forum.
OPALCO sent the candidates a list of questions meant to draw out their understanding of and opinions on the major energy shift that has begun in the region (and the nation). Read up on the responses and bios below. Coming Soon.
Important Dates to Remember
No, voting on the boat during the annual meeting is no longer an option.
For each position that is open, members may vote for one candidate.
Vote in every election regardless of your home district.
Each membership gets one vote, no matter how many meters are attached to the membership, regardless of how many people are named on the membership. Business memberships designate a person to vote on the behalf of the corporation.