Socorro Electric Cooperative elections are coming up at the next annual membership meeting, April 28. Two trusteeships will be open to election, both in District 3, the city of Socorro.

According to the pamphlet that came with this month’s electric bill, “perhaps you as a member of SEC have a desire to participate on a more frequent basis in SEC by ‘throwing your hat in the ring,’ by becoming a candidate’ for one of the two trusteeships that will be open.”

Any member who resides in the city of Socorro, District 3, may file their candidacy for one of the two trustee slots. Incumbents of the two positions in District 3 are Leroy Anaya and Donald Wolberg.

Those wishing to have a voice in the operation of the co-op as a Board Trustee must file a Declaration of Candidacy. The Declaration of Candidacy form can picked up at SEC’s main office, 215 Manzanares Ave.  or printed up from the co-op’s website, www.socorroelectric.com. The form must be completed and returned to the SEC office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31.

According to SEC bylaws, every member of the cooperative – everyone who get an electric bill – can participate in its operation by voting for who is to be on the Board of Trustees.

After changes in the by-laws in 2015, all members may vote for any candidate, no matter what district they live in.

Although co-op trustees are not paid a salary, they are compensated for attending meetings and travel.