Voting is now open for members to select two Directors for the Dixie Electric Board. Vote and you could win either a $500 or $250 credit on your electric bill. There are several ways to vote!
- Vote using the online ballot, available by accessing My Account at dixieepa.com and click Vote Now at the top, right hand corner of the page.
- If you have an email address on file, you will receive access to an online ballot through an email link.
- Mail in your absentee ballot or proxy that will be included in your annual meeting voting brochure. It will arrive in your mailbox around September 15.
- Vote in person at the annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Vote while also helping our community! For every vote cast, Dixie Electric will donate $1 to the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter of Laurel, Miss., benefiting residents in Clarke, Jasper, Jones and Wayne counties.
Here are the two candidates up for election:
District 1 – Lucy Cooley
Lucy Cooley of Ovett qualified as a candidate in District 1, serving members in southeast Jones County and Perry County. Lucy is married to Tony and retired from the Jones County School District with more than 30 years of service. She is currently working part time as the counselor for the Jones County Learning Center and part time at Landrum’s Homestead and Village. Lucy and Tony have one daughter and are members of Tiger Creek Baptist Church.
District 5 – Sears Ward
Sears Ward has served the members of northeastern Jones County on the board of directors for the past three years. He lives in the Mt. Olive community and is married to Patricia Ward. Sears is an insurance agent for Humana. He is a Deacon at Judah Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Sears has three children.
The prize drawing will be held at the Annual Meeting. Winners do not have to be present to win, and employees and board members of Dixie Electric are not eligible.