Are you a co-op voter?

As a member-owned cooperative, voting is already in our DNA. It's how we maintain your cooperative, which is responsive to you, the consumers we serve. Voting plays a crucial part in our representative democracy. Federal, state and local elections offer an opportunity to exercise a civic responsibility - to select the best leaders for our communities.

When voters miss the chance to vote, they also lose the opportunity to communicate their concern to our leaders about the issues that matter to us, where we work, live and raise families.

Reliable electricity, rural infrastructure and access to rural broadband are just a few of the issues we all care about. These issues will only become priorities if we continue to express our concerns to our elected officials. Registering to vote and showing up to the pols on Election Day are the most effective ways to send this message.

Jo-Carroll Energy has once again joined America's electric cooperatives in continuing the Co-ops Vote campaign to help get out the vote and insert issues important to co-ops and our communities into the public discussion. This effort will ensure that our voices are heard loud and clear every day, and especially on the next Election Day.

For information on how to register and vote in our state, visit the Co-ops Vote website: You can also find information about elected officials and read more about issues important to our community.

Co-ops Vote is a non-partisan program developed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the national service organization that represents the nation's more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives. You will join with 42 million members across the nation, to ensure that electric co-ops are a powerful voice on national issues that have a local impact.