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CEC Annual Meeting

Each fall, Coastal Electric Cooperative invites members out for the annual membership meeting. As a member of Coastal Electric, you have the opportunity to attend one of the most important meetings of the year for your Co-op.

Annual meeting is your opportunity to become involved in the operation of your Cooperative by electing the directors that represent you and staying informed about the operation of the Co-op and the issues and challenges it faces.

The strength of our Cooperative comes from our members, especially the informed and concerned members who stay involved and who value our way of life in rural South Carolina.

Over the years we have seen attendance as high as 2,000 or more people. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 health risks this year, we cannot safely conduct a meeting of this size.

Instead, we are going to hold a virtual annual meeting. What does this mean?

  • In previous annual meetings you would come to the Co-op on Saturday morning to register and vote, attend the business meeting, and have a chance to win one of the grand prizes. This year, just like last year, we will be doing registration and voting on Thursday and Friday as a drive-thru - meaning you will never have to leave your car. There will not be anything happening at the Co-op on Saturday.
  • You will not have to be present to win any of the prizes.
  • The business meeting and prize drawing will be held live on our co-op website here.
  • Of course, you still have to be the member listed on your account in order to register, vote and be eligible to win the prizes.
  • You will no longer be able to register and vote a power of attorney.

As a member of Coastal Electric, you have the right and opportunity to attend one of the most important meetings of the year for your Co-op. It just won't be in person.