Director Election

Stearns Electric Association’s Board of Directors are member-consumers just like you who understand and listen to the community. They represent you on the Co-op’s Board, which is responsible for overseeing the business of the Cooperative and determining its strategic direction.

Are you interested in learning more? View our Director Overview sheet for information on board responsibilities, qualifications and time commitment.

Stearns Electric’s service territory is divided into nine districts, each represented by a director elected by the members of that district. Each year, on a rotating basis, three districts elect directors.



This year, Cooperative districts 4, 5 and 9 have elections. Elected representatives will each serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors.

If you live in District 4, 5 or 9 and you would like to serve on the Cooperative’s Board, read over the materials in the 2024 Director Nominations Packet, fill out an application (available below) and submit it to the Cooperative’s secretary during the nominations window.

The nominations window opens at 12:01 a.m. CST Sunday, November 26, 2023 and closes at 4 p.m. CST on Thursday, January 25, 2024.



District 4 – Serving Minnesota townships: Farming, Zion, Munson, Paynesville, Eden Lake, and Luxemburg in Stearns County.

District 5 – Serving Minnesota townships: Bangor, Glenwood and Grove Lake in Pope County; Raymond, Getty, Grove, North Fork, Lake George, Spring Hill, St. Martin, Crow Lake, Crow River and Lake Henry in Stearns County; and Roseville Township in Kandiyohi County.

District 9 – Serving Minnesota townships: St. Joseph, Wakefield, Rockville and Maine Prairie in Stearns County.



Director Application
Director Information Sheet
District Map
Cooperative’s Articles of Incorporation
Cooperative’s Bylaws
Member Handbook
2022 Annual Report


Applications must be returned by 4 p.m. CST on January 25, 2024 to the secretary by email or mail.


Stearns Electric Association
c/o Dymoke Law Office, PA
PO Box 127
Melrose, MN  56352

Candidates accepted to the ballot are REQUIRED to attend the Candidate Briefing, scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Melrose Headquarters Office. More information will be provided once your application is submitted.

If you have additional questions about the nomination process or becoming a Director, please contact the Stearns Electric Election Coordinator during regular business hours by email or at (800) 962-0655.

Stearns Electric retains the services of Survey and Ballot Systems, an independent contractor, to conduct the election in conjunction with the Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 4, 2024.



Districts up for election in 2024: Districts 4, 5 and 9

Districts up for election in 2025: Districts 2, 3 and 6

Districts up for election in 2026: Districts 1, 7 and 8