It’s been 82 great years of being your electric cooperative, where locals are looking out for you and the value of your membership has never been greater. I’d like to personally invite you and your family to our convenient drive-thru annual meeting to register and vote on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in Fort Mill (2000 Highway 21), or on Saturday, May 6, 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., in York at our main office (1385 E. Alexander Love Hwy). We’re bringing back a crowd favorite and adding a new location so that it’s even easier to exercise your voice as a member-owner of York Electric Cooperative.
For the first time, we will host a new registration and voting area in Fort Mill on Wednesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at our operations center at 2000 Highway 21, right across from Captain Steve’s. To accommodate this new location for the annual meeting, our Fort Mill branch office will be closed on May 3.
You’ll find a map on the back of the April issue of South Carolina Living magazine and here on our website to help direct you to this location if this is the most convenient option for you to register and vote as a member of YEC. The same smiling faces will be there to help you through the line. Please remember to bring a valid photo ID to register for your $25 power bill credit and vote as a co-op member. Additionally, all persons who register in Fort Mill will be included in all prize drawings during the business meeting, as well as a special drawing for a $500 power bill credit for one lucky member who registers at our new location.
Oldie, but goodie
Hot dog, the hot dogs are back! This year, we will give away hot dogs to members in York on Saturday, May 6 beginning at 9 a.m., while supplies last. We once again appreciate the support of the York Rotary Club, who will help us prepare 8,000 dogs for our members. There will be a designated section for members to pull their cars around after voting and registration to receive their free bag of hot dogs.
Registration, voting and prizes
Each member who attends the annual meeting must bring a valid photo ID to register for their $25 power bill credit and vote at either our Fort Mill location on Wednesday, May 3, or in York at our main office on Saturday, May 6. Members are eligible to attend one of the two registration and voting opportunities. Each membership is eligible for only one vote and registration.
Our team is excited to see you and your family as we celebrate 82 years of service, community and improving quality of life in our area. We’re locals looking out for you!
President and Chief Executive Officer
2023 Annual Meeting Trustee Elections
Incumbent, nominated by petition
Max T. Settlemyre
269 Hemmingway Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Incumbent, nominated by petition
205 S. Shiloh Rd.
York, SC 29745
Incumbent, nominated by petition
E. Jack Cornwell
2440 Neely Store Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Annual Meeting FAQ
The candidates for the YEC board of directors election can be reviewed here.
A sample ballot is available to review now.
No parking will be available at the annual meeting because it is completely drive-thru.
Watch YEC’s 2023 Annual Meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook and our website at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th.
Each member will receive an official announcement in the April South Carolina Living magazine, as well as a registration postcard. Please keep your registration postcard and bring it with you to the annual meeting.
The Annual Meeting is a meeting of YEC’s members and a special occasion for members to participate in cooperative business and meet their cooperative leaders and employees. As a democratically controlled, not-for-profit business, our bylaws indicate we host a meeting for members to gather and vote on important matters each year. We’ve adapted the meeting to be safe for all and convenient for you by hosting registration and voting as a drive-thru experience and virtual business meeting. Each member who is present and registers receives a registration gift and will be eligible to win door prizes. Most importantly, members can exercise their cooperative right to vote in the election for seats on the cooperative’s Board of Trustees. During the virtual business meeting that will be streamed on our website and our Facebook page, our President and CEO, attorney, and Board Chairman will update you on important Cooperative business and share election results.
The annual meeting is drive-thru, so just stay in the comfort of your car. YEC employees will be there to help guide you through each step of the process to register and cast your vote.
Yes – the annual meeting will be held, rain or shine.
Each member who attends the annual meeting and registers will receive a $25 power bill credit.
Only members who attend the annual meeting, provide proper identification and their registration card are eligible to receive a registration gift, vote and be entered into the door prize drawing.
Yes! After voting and registering your attendance, cars will have the option to loop through a special line to receive a bag of free hot dogs, limited to one bag per membership. Hot dogs will be available on Saturday, May 6, beginning at 9 a.m., while supplies last.
YEC has three grand prizes available to win at this year’s annual meeting. They include a 2014 Ford F-150 and (2) $500 power bill credits. Winners will be contacted on Monday following the annual meeting.
All other door prizes will be announced during the virtual business meeting. Winners will be contacted on Monday following the annual meeting.
The YEC annual meeting will be held in Fort Mill on Wednesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at our operations center at 2000 Highway 21, right across from Captain Steve’s, and at our main office, 1385 E. Alexander Love Hwy. on Saturday, May 6 from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Members may register and vote at one of these two locations. The virtual business meeting will be live online Saturday evening.
All members of the cooperative are eligible to register with a valid photo ID and their registration card. The registration card will be on the front cover of your April issue of South Carolina Living Magazine.
The door prize winners, including the grand prize winners, will be announced during the virtual business meeting. All door prizes that can be mailed will be sent directly to winners. If your name is chosen we will contact you to provide you details about your prize on Monday following the annual meeting.
We accept 12 different forms of identification for members.