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 and Information:
- 2016-2017 Policies and Procedures Book (click to access all election rules and information)
- NEA Delegate Duties and Responsibilities
Nomination Forms and Materials
- 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)
AEA 2015-2016 Elections’ Results:
- Summary of AEA Special Runoff Election 2016
- Summary of 2015-2016 Runoff Election 2016
- Summary of Results Regular Election
- Summary of Results Postsecondary Election
- Summary of Results Admin Election