Co-op members understand the power of the vote – it’s in our DNA. With Americans holding more than 350 million co-op memberships and rural electric cooperatives serving 75% of our country’s land mass: we have the power! OPALCO, the Orcas Food Co-op and San Juan Island Food Co-op encourage you to register to vote, cast your ballot and advocate for friends and family to show up on Election Day, too.
October is National Cooperative Month and a great time to celebrate what it means to be a co-op member: democracy, community and resiliency. Please join us for treats, refreshments and voter registration at co-op member appreciation events in October:
Thursday, October 4th
- Orcas Food Co-op: 10am – 2pm
- San Juan Island Food Co-op: 10am – 7pm
- Lopez Island OPALCO Crew Station: 12 – 2pm
- Eastsound OPALCO headquarters: 9am – 3pm
Thursday, October 11th
- San Juan Island Food Co-op @ San Juan Bakery: 5:30pm
Thursday, October 18th
- Friday Harbor OPALCO office: 9am – 3pm
Voter registration forms will also be available in OPALCO’s offices and you can register online at www.sanjuanco.com/1225/Voter-Information with MyVote. Go online today to check your name and address for any changes so that your ballot gets to you in time.
Co-ops Vote (www.vote.coop) is a non-partisan program developed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives.