NSEA Elections: What You Need to Know

It is time to consider filing for Association office 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:



NEA Director, Higher Ed. and ESP Board Representatives: 3-year terms, EMAC At-Large: 2 year term
Deadline to File: Friday, April 26
Elected at NSEA Delegate Assembly

The NEA Director is a member of the NSEA Executive Committee, and is one of two Nebraska seats on the NEA Board of Directors. The Higher Ed, ESP and EMAC At-Large Representatives are voting members of the NSEA Board of Directors representing those specific constituencies. Nominations for these three offices are taken from the floor of the NSEA Delegate Assembly at the opening session on Friday, April 26, 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 12. Candidates are responsible for reviewing the candidate policy guidelines found at: www.nsea.org/delegateassembly 


NSEA Board of Directors, 2- and 3-year terms
The deadline to file was January 27 and is now closed. Click here to see the list of candidates.
Elected during statewide online elections

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 once via webinar. The board carries out the Association’s mission as directed by members at the April Delegate Assembly.

There are three open seats on Capitol District; two on Metro District; and one each on the Tri-Valley, Elkhorn and Panhandle districts. There is no vacancy in the Sandhills District.


District Officers, 2- and 3-year terms
The deadline to file was January 27 and is now closed. Click here to see the list of candidates.
Elected during statewide online elections

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: vice president.
  • Elkhorn District: president, vice president, four seats on the executive committee.
  • Metro District: president, three seats on the executive committee (subdistrict seats 2, 5 and 8).
  • Panhandle District: treasurer, secretary and three seats on the executive committee (Area 1, Area 3 and Area 4). 
  • Sandhills District: president, vice president, one seat on the executive committee.
  • Tri-Valley District: three seats on the executive committee (East, West and Central subdistricts).

NEA RA At-Large District Cluster Delegates: 1-year term
The deadline to file was January 27 and is now closed. Click here to see the list of candidates.
Elected during statewide online elections

The 2019 NEA RA will be held in Houston on July 2-7. 

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 2018-19 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

NEA RA At-Large Statewide Delegates: 1-year term
The deadline to file was January 27 and is now closed. Click here to see the list of candidates.
Elected during statewide online elections

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 four delegate slots will be available to at-large candidates. 


NSEA-Retired Officers, Delegates to NSEA Delegate Assembly and NEA RA: 1-year term
Deadline to File: Friday, Feb. 8
Elected during mail-in ballots in March

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

  • Board of Directors
  • Treasurer (3 yr. term)
  • Secretary (3 yr. term)
  • Metro Board Member (3 yr. term)
  • Panhandle Board Member (3 yr. term)
  • Tri-Valley Board Member (3 yr. term)
  • Capitol Board Member – New Position (2 yr. 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 Positions

Higher Ed Academy, 3-year terms
The deadline to file was January 27 and is now closed. Click here to see the list of candidates.
Elected during online elections for Higher Ed members only

Vacancies on the statewide NSEA Higher Education Academy exist in several positions. Because Higher Ed members are now integrated into NSEA’s six districts depending on workplace, Higher Ed members will receive two election-related emails: one alerting them to NSEA statewide elections and one alerting them to Higher Ed Academy elections.

Higher Ed Academy elections will be held for these positions: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, higher education faculty representative, academic professional representative and educational support representative.


Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN)

Delegates to NEA RA: 1-year term
Members of SEAN will elect NSEA Delegate Assembly delegates at the SEAN Delegate Assembly in Omaha on Friday, April 12. Watch for the SEAN newsletter for details.
SEAN members will elect NEA RA delegates in statewide balloting following the SEAN Delegate Assembly.


NSEA Delegate Assembly At-Large District Cluster Delegates: 1-year term
Deadline to File:  March 8 (filing information coming soon.)
Elected during online election by cluster locals per district, March 15-24

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 2018-19 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
Deadline to File: Set by Local Associations 
Secret ballot elections held at the local level, delegates reported by: March 25

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.