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 Legal Department. 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.
2017- 2018 nominations have closed! Voting is open through February 2, 2018!
2017-2018 Election Rules & Information:
Online Voting for 2017 AEA Elections
The AEA Board of Directors voted on September 16, 2017, to pilot a one-year online and telephonic voting elections program in select local associations across the state.
A list of the local associations selected to participate in this pilot program can be found on the Elections tab on myAEA.org. If your local association is not on that list, you will proceed with the paper ballots and normal voting procedures.
Members need their AEA membership number and last four digits of their Social Security Number to participate in the online voting. Your AEA membership number can be found on the address bar of your ASJ, on your AEA Access Card, or AEA MedNetwork Card.
For further information on the pilot election process or AEA elections in general, please contact Tina Collins at the AEA Legal Department.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING LOCALS
WHO: If you are a member in one of the local associations participating in the 2017-18 online and telephonic voting pilot, Intelliscan – AEA’s online and telephonic voting vendor – will email you instructions for voting online and a hyperlink for your personalized ballot.
WHAT: If you do not have a valid email address, Intelliscan will send a postcard giving you instructions for how to vote online or via telephone.
HOW: In order to vote either online or via telephone, you will need to enter your AEA Member Identification Number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
WHEN: The voting opens on December 15 and will end on February 2.
In the Regular 2017-2018 AEA Elections for AEA Board, Administrator Board, ESP Board, Postsecondary Board,
Election packets have been mailed to Active, ESP, Postsecondary local association presidents, Administrators, and Members-at-Large.
The 2017-2018 Regular Election Deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018.
2017-2018 AEA Election Nomination Forms and Materials:
Nomination Packets Memo
Board District Map
Candidate Information Form
Regular Nomination Form
Active Delegate Nomination
ESP Delegate Nomination
State ESP Nomination
Form for Petition