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One Interim NEA Director Position from Illinois

An interim vacancy for one NEA Director position from Illinois exists due to the resignation of current NEA Director Rainy Kaplan.  In accordance with IEA and NEA policy, a recommendation for filling the following office will be made by the IEA Board of Directors to NEA following its May 19-20, 2017 meeting:  One Interim NEA Director from Illinois.  Any member in good standing may be a candidate for this recommendation.

All declarations of candidacy must be filed with the IEA President’s Office by no later than Friday, May 12, 2017.  The official nomination of candidates will occur at the IEA-NEA Board of Directors’ meeting which begins at 8:00 p.m., on Friday, May 19, 2017.

A secret ballot election will be conducted by members of the IEA-NEA Elections Committee on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the IEA Professional Development Center, 3440 Liberty Drive, Springfield, IL  62704.

The position will be effective immediately following official appointment by the NEA Board of Directors/Executive Committee and continue until such time as the Delegates to the 2018 IEA Representative Assembly elect a person to fill the remainder of the term, which will expire August 31, 2018.

Download Declaration of Candidacy Form

Understanding the IEA Elections Process

A comprehensive video reviewing the IEA elections process, Elections Handbook and elections training materials.

Elections Training
It is the responsibility of this Committee to help each local and/or region with any questions you may have regarding election procedures. We ask, therefore, that you please take advantage of this service being offered by your peers and your “IEA Family”. You can make the training part of a regional council meeting or other regional event. Please contact Kim Trader at 217-321-2250 with questions or to schedule a training.

Elections Training Packet – The IEA Elections Committee members would like to do their part to make your job easier. Through their efforts, measures have been taken to develop for each local and region, Election Guidelines and Procedures to help answer any questions that your organization may have regarding elections.

Elections Training Powerpoint Presentation – Everything you need to know about the IEA election process.

Elections Handbook 2016-2017 – The purpose of this handbook is to assist in the proper and smooth operation of the IEA-NEA elections as required by the Landrum-Griffin Act.

Election Pitfalls – Nominating, election and tally procedures  also ballot information and storage.

Election Process FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions about the IEA Election Process

Staff Involvement In Governance Elections – Help should be limited to technical and/or mechanical assistance in carrying out election procedures.

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