The number of Retired state delegates to the NEA is determined by membership numbers as of January 15, 2018. We are holding an election among WEAC Region 10/Retired/NEA-R members to select delegates for a two-year term (2018-2019). The 2018 NEA Convention will be held June 30-July 5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2019 NEA Convention will be held July 2-7 in Houston, Texas. The elected retired delegates to the NEA RA are also the voting delegates to the NEA-Retired Annual meeting that is held immediately prior to and at the same site as the NEA RA.
All WEAC-Retired/NEA-R members are eligible to run for a state delegate position, nominate other WEAC-Retired/NEA-R members as candidates and to vote in the delegate election.
Nominations are to be submitted, in writing, to the office of the WEAC Executive Director, P. O. Box 8003, Madison, Wisconsin, 53708, postmarked no later than JANUARY 12, 2018. If the nominee is not submitting his/her own candidacy, the nomination must be accompanied by a signed statement from the nominee indicating his/her willingness to run for and to fulfill the requirements of office. A nomination form can be found at http://weac.org/forms/weac-r-delegate-to-nea-ra/.
After the nomination deadline, a ballot will be sent to each WEAC-Retired NEA-R member. A separate listing of candidates’ qualifications will be made available. Each ballot must be returned in a sealed envelope to the WEAC postmarked no later than MARCH 9, 2018.
The candidates receiving the highest number of votes which determines the retired delegates shall be the WEAC-Retired delegates. Those receiving the next highest numbers of votes shall be the alternates. Should a delegate be unable to fulfill their duties, the appropriate alternate will move to delegate status.
The elected retired delegates will receive a stipend from the WEAC to cover expenses as approved by the WEAC Board of Directors. The payment of the stipend is contingent upon the delegates’ attendance at the NEA-R Annual meetings.
We encourage and look forward to your participation in this election.