Board Elections

PUT MY NAME ON THE BALLOT

Procedure for Election to PEI Board of Directors

Directors serve a two-year term. Each year we install newly elected directors during the membership meeting at our annual convention.

Each director serves a two-year term. Each year we elect half of the directors. In even years (2000, 2002, 2004, etc.) we elect directors from even-numbered districts and the Affiliate division. In odd-numbered years we elect directors from odd-numbered districts plus a Service and Construction division representative.

Distributor members are elected from nine geographic districts (see below). Manufacturer members are elected from four product group sections, or districts. Affiliate and Service & Construction division members elect one representative.

Duties and Expectations of New PEI Directors

  • Recruit a co-director from a list of persons in your district.
  • Keep the co-director informed of board activities by forwarding the monthly board memo and financial information. 
  • Attend board meetings:
    • Spring meeting in March or April, location varies.
    • Two meetings during the annual convention.
    • Each director must pay his/her own expenses to attend these meetings.
  • Write a letter of welcome to new members in your district.
  • Communicate with your district members after each board meeting or as necessary. PEI staff works with you to prepare this information.

Put My Name on the Ballot

Under PEI’s election procedure, an Official Representative or a duly appointed alternate must request to have his/her name included on the ballot, indicating a willingness to serve on the Board of Directors if elected. A request for your name to be included must be received by PEI not less than seven (7) days prior to the mailing of the ballots.

We have provided the following Acrobat PDF form for you to request a name be included on the ballot. Complete the form– then save it and email to info@pei.org, or print and fax to 918.491.9895.

Download the Form

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Districts
There are nine geographical districts in the Distributor Division and four product-line districts in the Manufacturer Division.

Click to EnlargeDistrict 1 - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode
Island, Vermont, England, Finland, Iceland, Ireland,
Latvia, New Brunswick, Norway, Nova Scotia,
Quebec and Sweden.
District 2 - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, West Virginia, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal
and Spain.
District 3 - Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Haiti and
Puerto Rico.
District 4 - Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio,
Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Oman, Ontario, Qatar, Republic
of South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey and
United Arab Emirates.
District 5 - Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Tennessee, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,
Uruguay and Venezuela.
District 6 - Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.
District 7 - Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Australia,
Bangladesh, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan,
Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic
of China, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
District 8 - Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
and Mexico.
District 9 - Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho,
Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Alberta, British
Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
District 10 - Pumps, meters, controls, vapor recovery
equipment and filters
District 11 - Automotive lifts, lubrication equipment,
air compressors, tanks, tire inflators, hose reels, car
washes and miscellaneous equipment
District 12 - Nozzles, valves, fittings, tank coatings,
gauges and secondary containment systems
District 13 - Hose, canopies and miscellaneous
equipment