Director Elections

Four board seats up for election in 2023; annual meeting April 22

CORE offers “the co-op difference”: Local, member-owned and not-for-profit. As owners of our cooperative, you and other members have a say in how we do business. You can make your voice heard by running for CORE’s Board of Directors.

Our nearly 5,000-square-mile service area is divided into seven geographic districts based on population. Members within each district elect a fellow member to serve a four-year term on the Board of Directors and represent their interests in CORE business and policies. In 2023, the seats for Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6 will be voted on by members within those districts.

Any CORE member interested in being a candidate for a Board of Directors seat must submit a written nomination petition signed by at least 15 members of the cooperative. The petition must be submitted between Jan. 22 and Feb. 21, 2023, and designate the name of the nominee, district and term for which they are nominated. To be eligible, a candidate must:

• Be 18 years of age or older;

• Be a member of the cooperative;

• Purchase electric energy within the director district they are running; and

• Not be an employee of the cooperative.

Voting will start in late March. This year, for the first time in CORE’s history, electronic voting will be available. Mailed ballots will also be sent by March 23, 2023, to members in any district in which there is a contested election. Completed ballots – electronic or printed – must be received by the independent election vendor no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 21.

Eligible voters who do not vote electronically or via mail can vote in-person between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2023, before CORE’s annual meeting at our headquarters, 5496 N. U.S. Highway 85 in Sedalia. Voting by proxy is not permitted in director elections. Ballots will be tabulated and results announced as part of the annual meeting.

Additional info regarding director elections will be available in coming months on this webpage, and in future editions of The Outlet member newsletter. Questions can be sent to

Documents & Resources

Important Dates

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

First day to submit Petition for Nomination to the Board of Directors

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023

Last day to submit Petition for Nomination to the Board of Directors

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Last day to submit Nominee Bio and Position Statement

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Mailed ballots sent to members in any district in which there is a contested election

Friday, April 21, 2023

5 p.m. deadline for all mail and electronic ballots to be received by independent election vendor

Saturday, April 22, 2023

CORE Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting