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AS SOCI AT ION G OV ER NA NCE Be part of the largest democratic body in the world! Be a Delegate to the 2014 NEA-RA REGIONAL DELEGATES: Please look for your local association's name and the corresponding Election District (A through N) before completing your nomination form. AEA strongly encourages our ethnic minority members to nominate themselves as a candidate for a statewide and/or regional NEA-RA delegate position. Almost 100 AEA members become size of statewide membership. NEA-AEA Active a part of the world's largest deliberative members will vote for at least one Statewide body—8,000 strong—when they are elected Delegate and 14 Regional Delegates depending by their colleagues to represent them at the on the January 15, 2014 membership figures. NEA Representative Assembly each year. The In the event a candidate is elected to both a NEA-RA is the governing body of the 3 million regional and statewide position, he or she must members of NEA. The 2014 annual meeting, declare within ten days of official notification to be held July 1-6, 2014 in Denver, CO, which position the candidate will accept. If a sets objectives, passes a budget, determines delegate fails to respond within ten days of the direction and votes on guiding principles date of the official notification, he or she will be for the Association, the largest professional declared elected as a regional delegate. organization and union in the country. Nominees must complete the Delegate You can be part of this exciting process by Nomination Form on page 28 and must submit running as an AEA statewide delegate; regional it on or before 5 PM on January 10, 2014. Forms delegate; retired delegate; or as a delegate may be submitted via mail, hand delivery, fax, representing your local association. Nominate or email. Please see the instructions on yourself to be a statewide, regional, or retired page 28. 2 delegate by completing the form on page 28. To run as a candidate representing your local, contact your local president. Local elections are usually held in the early spring, but AEA ELECTIONS TIMELINE vary from local to local. AEA-Retired members may be November 2013-January 2014 eligible for up to three delegates, • Nominations accepted for NEA-RA delegates depending on the January 15, 2014 (statewide, regional, retired, local) membership figures. • Local associations should conduct a call for AEA is allotted a certain number of delegate positions based on the nominations for local delegate positions to the AEA Delegate Assembly and NEA-RA K IMPORTANT k Voting Process AEA members will vote online for their 2014 NEA-RA Statewide, Regional, and Retired delegate representatives. Online voting will open on February 28, 2014 and conclude on April 10, 2014. Individuals may request paper ballots to cast their votes. If you have questions about online voting, please contact Chris Mayer, staff liaison to the AEA Elections Committee at 602-264-1774 or 800-352-5411, ext. 143. January 10, 2014 • Deadline for NEA-RA statewide, regional, and retired delegate nominations February 5-7, 2014 • AEA Delegate Assembly election reports mailed to local presidents February 28-April 10, 2014 • Online voting available to all members for NEA-RA statewide, regional, and retired candidates March 3, 2014 • Deadline for AEA Board of Director nominations March 11, 2014 • Deadline to report 2014 Delegate Assembly elected delegates April 10, 2014 • Deadline to report 2014 NEA-RA local association elected delegates and successors April 25-26, 2014 • 2014 Delegate Assembly, Wigwam Resort July 1-6, 2014 • 2014 NEA-RA, Denver, CO 26 Winter 2013/14 x AEA Advocate Winter.13advo.indd 26 11/4/13 3:23 PM

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