AEA is the largest democratically organized professional association in Alabama and almost every AEA leadership position is elected by the membership. Your vote elects the education professionals who set the agenda for your association and in many cases for your local schools. The more you get involved and the more you vote, the stronger your professional association will become.
Positions elected by the AEA membership:
- Local officers
- Delegates to the AEA Delegate Assembly*
- Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly
- Board members of the AEA (President, Vice-president, Directors, etc.)
- Officers of AEA Divisions (Education Support Professionals, Postsecondary and Administrator)
- Board members of the Teachers’ Retirement System/PEEHIP
- Officers of the Alabama Education Retirees Association
About AEA Board Elections:
Each year, the AEA Policies and Procedures Commission submits the elections rules along with the current timeline and open positions to the AEA Board for approval. You can find links to all election information and nomination forms below when available.
AEA has seven districts. Each board district has three directors who sit on the AEA Board. The district directors serve a staggered three-year term so each year a director for each district is elected. AEA holds elections every year for all open positions on the AEA Board. Also included in these elections are the NEA state delegate positions for each district. These delegates are elected to represent the state at the NEA Representative Assembly. AEA Division elections for ESP, Postsecondary, and Administrator are held concurrently with the AEA regular elections.
In what district am I? Your AEA district and your UniServ district are not the same number. There are only seven AEA districts, while there are 30 UniServ districts. You must use your AEA district when running for any board position or for state NEA delegate. Check the AEA Board of Directors district map on this page to determine in which district you are located.
If you have any questions about these elections, please contact Tina Collins in the AEA Business Office. Please be aware that the Association of Classroom Teachers (ACT) elections are conducted by the Education Policy and Professional Practice Department of AEA. Contact Kynesha Brown for more information.
*The AEA Delegate Assembly meets annually in December. Approximately 1,000 members – locally elected leaders – come together to debate and adopt resolutions that steer the annual actions of the Association. Talk to your local leaders or your UniServ Director about how to become a delegate to participate in the AEA Delegate Assembly.
Rules & Information:
- 2016-2017 Policies and Procedures Book (click to access all election rules and information)
- NEA Delegate Duties and Responsibilities
2016-2017 AEA Election Nomination Forms and Materials:
- 2016-17 Ballot Positions
- 2016-2017 Regular Election Nomination Form
- 2016-2017 State ESP Board Nomination Form
- 2016-2017 Active Delegate Nomination Form
- 2016-2017 ESP Delegate Nomination Form
- 2016-2017 AEA Candidate Information Guide
- 2016-2017 Elections Form for Petition
- 2016-2017 Nomination Forms Letter
- Ballots letter 2016-2017 Members at Large (available December 15)
- Ballot Affidavit for Active and ESP (available December 15)
- Elections Checklist (available December 15)
- Voter acknowledgement form – Regular election (available December 15)
2015-2016 AEA Election Results:
- Summary of Results for AEA Special Runoff Election for Secretary-Treasurer
- Summary of Results for AEA Runoff Election
- Summary of Results for AEA Regular Election
- Summary of Results for AEA Postsecondary Election
- Summary of Results for AEA Administrators Election
Nominations for AERA state officers and district directors are underway. All terms are two years beginning April 1, 2017. If you are interested in running for the following AERA offices: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, member-at-large/legislative, member-at-large/membership, or district director, you must be nominated during a local unit meeting OR obtain at least 50 members’ signatures on a petition to run for state office. The Nominations & Elections Committee has designated secretary and treasurer as the two minority-only positions. It is important to note that the deadline for AERA state officers is Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the close of business (4 pm). Neither staff nor committee members will review nomination forms or notify you of a problem.
The nomination procedure for retired AEA and NEA delegates has been approved by the AEA Policy and Procedures Committee. The delegate nomination process closed on October 31, 2016.
Please note the voting process for delegates is that each member will be entitled to vote for the total number of AEA-Retired and NEA-Retired delegates by district. Complete instructions will be included with the ballots. In addition, an AERA district map is available below to assist with determining your district. AERA districts are not the same as AEA districts.
AERA ballots will be mailed to all current dues-paying members no later than January 6, 2017. For your convenience, a return envelope will be included. The mailing will consist of at least two and in some cases three ballots:
- AERA Officers and District Directors
- AEA-Retired Delegates
- NEA-Retired Delegates (Note: Only NEA-Retired members will receive this ballot)
The deadline to receive all ballots is February 3, 2017 at the close of business (4 pm). The Nominations & Elections Committee will canvass the election results February 10, 2017. For more information, contact the AERA office at 800-537-6867. AERA Executive Director Janice Charlesworth is the Elections Coordinator.
- Memo to Local Presidents regarding Nomination Forms for AEA and NEA Retired Delegates
- Qualifications for Nomination as a Candidate for State Office
- Nomination Form for State Office
- 2017-2018 AEA Retired Delegate Form
- 2017-2018 NEA Retired Delegate Form
- Biography Form for Election
- AERA District Map