NEA-New Mexico All Member 2022 Election

The NEA-New Mexico Elections Committee calls for nominations for offices to be elected in the 2022 All-Member Election. All online nomination forms must be received by the NEA-NM President by 5 PM, MT, Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The actual number of retired delegates and cluster delegates to be elected will be determined by the membership figures in each category as they exist on January 15, 2022. Student delegates to be elected will be determined by the membership figures in each category as they exist on March 15, 2022. If you want to be nominated or want to nominate someone, access the online nomination form here.

DOWNLOAD 2022 LIST OF OPEN OFFICE POSITIONS FOR NOMINATIONS

 

 DOWNLOAD 2021-2022 ELECTIONS CALENDAR HERE 

 

DOWNLOAD BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES HERE  

 

DOWNLOAD EDPAC ROLE HERE  

     

    ELECTIONS CALENDAR 


    06/11/21

    Elections Committee Meeting to establish elections calendar and details for recommendation to Board of Directors. 

    06/14/21
    Board of Directors approves call for nominations and elections calendar. 

    Sept-Oct/21
    Publicize vacancies for region board of directors, at-large retired member of the board of directors, EdPAC, and NEA Representative Assembly state and cluster delegate positions. Nomination and election timelines and forms on the NEA-NM website, Facebook, and distribute to local, region and state leaders  announce all vacancies in the Advocate’s Voice with nomination deadlines, form(s), and instructions for nomination with a receipt deadline of October 20.

    10/20/21
    Deadline for receipt of written notification to the NEA-NM President of intention to run for any office detailed in the call for nominations as approved by the Elections Committee and Board of Directors. Region nominations must be sent to Region Chairs as well as the NEA-NM President.

    11/6/21
    At-large elections, conducted at Delegate Council and results reported for certification by the Council.  Positions elected at Delegate Council will take office immediately upon election for a term to end at the close of the 2022 Delegate Council.  Based upon constitutional (1) representation rights based on the number of members in each category as of 1/12/21, and (2) the outcome of regular elections, at-large vacancies are: 0-administrator, 0-classroom teacher, 2-ESP, 0-higher education, and 2-retired (elected by all retired member secret ballot in the spring.  Specific at-large vacancies, except the retired at-large member, will be declared and filled via nomination and secret ballot election at the Council. If after these elections, sufficient minority members are not elected to the Board of Directors to meet Constitutional requirements, an at-large election will be held for sufficient numbers of minority members of the Board. 

    The close of nominations at Delegate Council is the deadline for receipt of nominations for  State At-Large, Cluster Local, Retired, or Student Delegates to NEA Representative Assembly.

    11/12/21
    Deadline for receipt of written Declarations for Write-in Candidates at NEA-NM Headquarters by close of business.

    11/12/21
    Deadline for NEA-NM’s receipt of RA Delegate candidate statements of up to 25 words to be published with ballots.  Other on-line candidate statements also due.

    12/01/21
    Members must be enrolled in NEA membership system for NEA-NM to create voter list for election.  Only membership forms received by NEA-NM Headquarters by this date can be enrolled. 

    12/16/21
    On or before this date, the Elections Committee finalizes election procedures, instructions and ballots by email or conference call.

    November/December
    Nominees’ names published in online Advocate’s Voice and on the NEA-NM website. Candidates nominated for NEA-NM office may have a statement on the website of 50 words or less, beginning December 7, 2021. Statements due November 12, 2021 

    02/04/22
    Postcards with instructions for electronic voting (and instructions for a request for optional paper ballots) will be distributed via direct mail and email to eligible member voters, including retired members eligible to vote for delegate and retired member of the Board of Directors.  Electronic voting begins.

    02/18/22
    Postmark deadline* for eligible voters to return optional paper ballots to NEA-NM and deadline to request paper ballots.

    02/25/22
    Electronic voting closes at 5:00 PM MST. Deadline**for actual receipt of optional paper ballots at NEA-NM Headquarters by 5:00 p.m.

    03/03/22
    Elections Committee Tally Subcommittee will meet at 5:30 pm in a place to be determined to tally election results.

    03/07/22
    Elections Committee will report election results to NEA-NM Board of Directors for certification. Deadline for filing election challenges in accordance with standing rule 9 I.2.

    2022 Council
    At-large elections, if any, conducted at Delegate Council and results reported for certification by the Council.  Positions elected at Delegate Council will take office immediately upon election for a term to end at the close of the 2022 Delegate Council.  Contingent upon (1) representation rights and guarantees based on the number of members in each category as of 1/15/22, and (2) the outcome of regular elections, at-large vacancies are possible for administrator, classroom teacher, ethnic minority, ESP/Classified, higher education, and retired categories.  Specific at-large vacancies, except the retired at-large member, will be declared and filled via nomination and secret ballot election at the Council.

     

    *Date ballots should be mailed to insure on-time delivery.

    **Last day for receipt of paper ballots

     

    NEA Representative Assembly Delegate Deadline 

    01/25-29/22
    Local Associations of 76 or more members, as of January 15, receive emailed allocations, instructions, and delegate forms from NEA, subject line: NEA RA ALLOCATON INFORMATION.  Local presidents without an email address receive mailed allocations on 02/07-14/22

    03/21/22
    State receives Student Delegate Allocation and conducts Student Election.

    03/24/22
    Student online elections opens

    04/11/22
    Student Election closes, 5 PM MST

    02/01/22 – 04/01/22
    Local Associations conduct local RA Delegate elections, ensuring open nominations
     and one-person one-vote secret ballots

    04/08/22
    Deadline for receipt of local delegate forms by NEA-New Mexico

    05/15/22
    Deadline for receipt of all local, state, and cluster delegate forms by NEA
     

     

    Notes: Elections Committee will make an effort to contact all candidates by phone, or candidates may call Elections Committee Chair for results.  Board will do a follow-up letter to each candidate.