NSEA ELECTIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

OFFICIAL ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT:

All NSEA members are eligible to vote for district officers and NEA Representative Assembly at-large delegates. Voting will be  Feb. 21 - March 15.

All members are eligible to vote for their local association delegates to NSEA Delegate Assembly. Clustered locals will vote March 15 - 24. Locals with more than 26 members, talk to your local president for your local election timeline.


It is time to consider filing for Association office and/or as a delegate to the statewide and/or national assemblies. Elections will occur in the coming months in order to comply with federal statute which dictates all officers and delegates must be elected by secret ballot. Here are the details:


NSEA President, NSEA Vice President and NEA Director 

3-year terms, Elected at NSEA Delegate Assembly

The NSEA President, Vice President and NEA Director are members of the NSEA Executive Committee. The NEA Director is one of two Nebraska representatives on the NEA Board of Directors.

Nominations for these three offices are taken from the floor of the NSEA Delegate Assembly at the opening session on Saturday, April 25, in Lincoln.

Candidates seeking these offices who wish to have campaign materials posted for delegates must submit that information to NSEA Executive Director Maddie Fennell by 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 10. Candidates are responsible for reviewing the candidate policy guidelines found at:  www.nsea.org/delegateassembly 


NSEA Board of Directors

3-year terms, Elected during statewide online elections -- Click here to file for office. | Click here to review the list of candidates.
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 9

Members in five of NSEA’s six governance districts will elect representatives to serve on NSEA’s statewide board of directors.

The NSEA Board of Directors meets in Lincoln seven times each year, and as needed, electronically. The board carries out the Association’s mission as directed by members at the April Delegate Assembly.

There are two open seats on Metro District; and one each on the, Capitol, Tri-Valley and Elkhorn districts. There are no vacancies on Panhandle or Sandhills Districts. 


District Officers

1-, 2- and 3-year terms, Elected during statewide online elections -- Click here to file for office. | Click here to review the list of candidates.
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 9

Each of NSEA’s six governance districts includes a set of officers and executive committee members. Officers from each district are elected by members in that district. The term of office is determined by the Bylaws in each district. Members will fill these vacancies:

  • Capitol District: president, treasurer, secretary and one seat on the executive committee.
  • Elkhorn District: treasurer, secretary, two seats on the executive committee.
  • Metro District: vice president, three seats on the executive committee (subdistrict seats 3, 6 and 9).
  • Panhandle District: president, vice president and two seats on the executive committee (Area 2, Area 3). 
  • Sandhills District: treasurer, secretary, one seat on the executive committee.
  • Tri-Valley District: treasurer, secretary, and three seats on the executive committee (one each from  the East, West and Central subdistricts).

NEA RA At-Large District Cluster Delegates

1-year term, Elected during statewide online elections -- Click here to file as a delegate | Click here to review the list of candidates.
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 9

The 2020 NEA RA will be held in Atlanta on July 2-6. 

To elect members to serve as voting delegates to the National Education Association’s annual Representative Assembly business meeting, local associations with fewer than 76 members are grouped in clusters per district. For instance, all local associations in Elkhorn District with fewer than 76 members will vote on a common set of candidates to serve as delegates to RA.

Cluster delegates fund their own RA costs. The exact number of openings will be set after the membership count for 2019-20 is finalized in mid-January, but there are approximately: 

  • Capitol District: 10 openings
  • Elkhorn District: 10 openings
  • Metro District: 8 openings
  • Panhandle District: 3 openings
  • Sandhills District: 7 openings
  • Tri-Valley District: 10 openings

Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN) Delegate to NEA RA: 1-year term

Members of SEAN will elect NSEA Delegate Assembly delegates at the SEAN Delegate Assembly in Wayne beginning on Friday, April 3. Watch for the SEAN newsletter for details. SEAN members will elect NEA RA delegates in statewide balloting following the SEAN Delegate Assembly.


NEA RA At-Large Statewide Delegates

1-year term, Elected during statewide online elections -- Click here to file as a delegate | Click here to review the list of candidates.
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 9

Delegates from local associations with more than 76 members must be elected by secret ballot, according to federal statute. 

Any active NSEA member is eligible to place his or her name on the statewide, at-large delegate ballot for NEA Representative Assembly by filing at nsea.org. Members elected as statewide delegates will be reimbursed for transportation, lodging and meal expenses.

Depending on the final mid-January membership count, three to five delegate slots will be available to at-large candidates. 


NSEA-Retired Officers, Delegates to NSEA Delegate Assembly and NEA RA

1-year term, Elected during mail-in ballots in March: Click here to file for any of the positions listed below.
Deadline to File: Friday, Feb. 7

Members of NSEA-Retired will use mail-in ballots in March to elect the following positions: 

Board of Directors

  • President (3-year term)
  • Vice President (3-year term)
  • Capitol District Representative (3-year term)
  • Elkhorn District Representative (3-year term)
  • Sandhills District Representative (3-year term)

Delegate Assembly

  • Capitol District:  4 Positions
  • Elkhorn District: 3 Positions
  • Metro District: 5 Positions
  • Panhandle District: 1 Position
  • Sandhills District: 1 Position
  • Tri-Valley District: 3 Positions
  • At Large: 2 Positions

 
Representative Assembly 

  • Metro and Capitol Districts: 2 Positions
  • Other Districts and Out of State: 2 Positions
  • At Large: 1 Position

NSEA Delegate Assembly At-Large District Cluster Delegates

1-year term, Elected during online election by cluster locals per district, March 15-24
Deadline to File:  Sunday, March 8

To elect voting delegates to NSEA’s annual Delegate Assembly business meeting, local associations with fewer than 26 members are grouped in “clusters” in each of NSEA’s six governance districts. For instance, all local associations in NSEA’s Capitol District with fewer than 26 members will vote on a common set of candidates for delegates to DA.

The exact number of openings will be set after the membership count for 2019-20 is finalized in mid-January. There are approximately:

  • Capitol District: 8 openings
  • Elkhorn District: 11 openings
  • Metro District: 1 opening
  • Panhandle District: 6 openings
  • Sandhills District: 8 openings
  • Tri-Valley District: 13 openings

NSEA Delegate Assembly Local Delegates

1-year term, Secret ballot elections held at the local level, delegates reported by: March 25
Deadline to File: Set by Local Assoc. 

Delegates from local associations with more than 26 members must be elected by secret ballot, according to federal statute. Presidents from those associations will be notified of the number of delegate representatives they may elect, based on their local membership.