Director Elections

In 2023, districts 2, 5 and 7 were up for election. In 2024, director seats for districts 1, 3 and 9 will be up for election.

Instructions for voting in a director election.

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How to vote in a director election:

Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), an independent firm, conducts WH's director election. SBS will mail a ballot to WH members in each voting district at least two weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. Members can vote ahead of the Annual Meeting by mail or online. Voting instructions will be included with your ballot.  

Members may vote once per household. If a member votes online and mails a ballot, only the first submission will count.

Voting online:

  1. Go to to access the login page of the official WH election.
  2. Enter your Member Number and your Election Passcode, located on the blue return envelope. (See screen shot below.) Use both numbers to login.
  3. Once registered, follow the online voting instructions.

Blue voting envelope example


For assistance voting online please email the SBS election support team at or via phone at 866.909.3549 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

Director criteria

To be a WH board member, applicants must meet certain criteria. 

Learn about director criteria. 

Director duties and responsibilities 

Directors have three legal duties, in addition to other responsibilities, while serving on the WH Board. 

Read the director duties and responsibilities.

The role of a director

In addition to monthly Board Meetings, WH directors can expect to participate in industry meetings, learning about electric utility trends and more. 

Learn more about the role of a Wright-Hennepin board member. 

A typical WH Board Meeting

What does a typical WH Board Meeting look like? Read a blog from former WH Director Dale Jans to learn more! 

A typical WH Board Meeting.

A typical WH Board Calendar

Board members attend monthly WH Board Meetings, as well as different legislative and industry meetings and conferences throughout the year. 

See what a typical WH Board calendar looks like.

WH CEO's Memo: Member control delivers the cooperative advantage

As an electric cooperative, WH is guided by the seven cooperative principles. Learn more about each principle in-depth. 

In the December 2020 Hotline Update, President and CEO Tim Sullivan wrote about one of the seven cooperative principles: Democratic Member Control, and how it is part of what makes electric cooperatives such as WH stand out above the rest.

Read the CEO's memo.

Districts 2, 5, and 7