NSEA ELECTIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

All NSEA members are eligible to vote for district officers and Representative Assembly At-Large delegates. Voting will be Feb. 17 - March 12.

All members are eligible to vote for their local association delegates to NSEA Delegate Assembly. Clustered locals will vote March 12 - 21. 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 or as a delegate to the statewide and 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 Vice President and One NEA Director (3-year terms)
Elected at NSEA Delegate Assembly
Candidates seeking these offices must declare their candidacy by Tuesday, Feb. 15, in writing to the NSEA Executive Director, trish.guinan@nsea.org. Alternatively, candidates may mail their declaration to NSEA Elections, 605 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68508. Candidates are responsible for reviewing the candidate policy guidelines found at: www.nsea.org/delegateassembly

NSEA Board of Directors, 3-year terms
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 5
Elected during statewide online elections

Members in four of NSEA’s six governance districts will elect representatives to serve on NSEA’s statewide Board of Directors.
The NSEA Board of Directors meets at least seven times each year, and as needed. The board carries out the Association’s mission as directed by members at the April Delegate Assembly.
There is one open seat each from the  Tri-Valley, Elkhorn and Capitol districts, and two seats in Metro. There are no NSEA board vacancies in the Sandhills  and Panhandle districts (see map).

District Officers, 2- and 3-year terms
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 5
Elected during statewide online elections

Each of NSEA’s six governance districts includes a set of officers and executive committee members. Officers 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 and one seat on the executive committee.
  • Elkhorn District: president and two seats on the executive committee.
  • Metro District: treasurer, secretary and four seats on the executive committee (subdistrict seats 1, 4, 7 and 10).
  • Panhandle District: President and four seats on the executive committee (Areas 1, 3, 5 and 6).
  • Sandhills District: president and  two seats on the executive committee.
  • Tri-Valley District: treasurer, secretary and two seats on the executive committee (one each from the West and Central subdistricts).

NEA RA At-Large District Cluster Delegates: 1-year term
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 5
Elected during statewide online elections

The 2023 NEA RA will be held July 3-6, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.
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 2022-23 is finalized in mid-January, but there are approximately:

  • Capitol District: 10 openings
  • Elkhorn District: 11 openings
  • Metro District: 1 opening
  • Panhandle District: 5 openings
  • Sandhills District: 6 openings
  • Tri-Valley District: 9 openings

Aspiring Educators (formerly Student Education Association of Nebraska) Delegate to NEA RA: 1-year term
Members of Aspiring Educators will elect delegates to the NSEA Delegate Assembly at a virtual AE Delegate Assembly on Saturday, March 24-25. They also will elect region representatives, secretary, president elect and an underclass representative. Watch for the Aspiring Educators newsletter for details on how to attend.
Aspiring Educator members will then elect delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly in statewide balloting following the March AE Delegate Assembly.

NEA RA At-Large Statewide Delegates: 1-year term
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 5
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 five delegate slots will be available to at-large candidates.

NSEA-Retired Officers; Delegates to NSEA Delegate Assembly and NEA RA (1-year terms)
Deadline to File: Sunday, Feb. 5
Elected during mail-in ballots in March

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

Retired Board of Directors

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

Delegate Assembly

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

 
Representative Assembly

  • Metro and Capitol Districts:1 delegate
  • Other Districts and Out of State: 1 delegate
  • At Large: 3 delegates

NSEA Delegate Assembly At-Large District Cluster Delegates: 1-year term
Deadline to File:  Sunday, March 5
Elected during online election by cluster locals per district, March 12-21
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 2022-23 is finalized in mid-January. There are approximately:

  • Capitol District: 8 openings
  • Elkhorn District: 10 openings
  • Metro District: 1 opening
  • Panhandle District: 6 openings
  • Sandhills District: 7 openings
  • Tri-Valley District: 12 openings

NSEA Delegate Assembly Local Delegates: 1-year term
Deadline to File: Set by each Local Association
Secret ballot elections held at the local association level, with delegate names reported to NSEA by March 23
Delegates from local associations with 26 or more members must be elected by secret ballot. Presidents from those associations will be notified of the number of delegate representatives they may elect, based on their local association membership.