2022 NJEA Elections Calendar

NOTE: The Delegate Assembly (D.A.) on Jan. 11, 2014, amended the NJEA Bylaws resulting in a change to the elections calendar. Under the NJEA Constitution and Bylaws, the Rules for NJEA Elections, and the established rules and procedures of the NJEA Elections Committee, the following are the tentative deadlines and other dates relating to NJEA county and unit elections:

Jan. 14, 2022

  • Official Membership Count
    • Initial membership file sent to elections vendor (Intelliscan)
    • Copy sent to staff contact
    • Determination of governance positions to be filled (Executive Committee/D.A./D.A. Alternates)
  • Deadline for notifying NJEA of a change in unit of representation
  • Petitions for governance positions available (Executive Committee/D.A./D.A. Alternates)

Jan. 20, 2022(Inclement weather back-up date – 1/24/22)
Elections Committee Mandatory Meeting

  • Rules, procedures, and calendar reviewed and finalized
  • Announcement of membership numbers, governance, and NEA Representative Assembly positions by County/Unit
  • Review of nominating committee requirements, filing dates, electronic nomination process

Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, 2022 As established by NEA

  • NEA Representative Assembly delegate online self-nomination – Begins 2/1/22 at 12:01 a.m. Closes 2/28/22 at 11:59 p.m.

Feb. 25, 2022

  • Deadline for county and unit nominating committees to convene

Feb. 28, 2022

  • Deadline for county and unit nomination registration for NJEA Executive Committee, Delegate Assembly, and Delegate Assembly Alternates with election-vendor (Intelliscan) by county or unit designee
  • Deadline for receipt of online self-nomination forms for state delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly (11:59 p.m.)

Feb 28, 2022

  • Petition deadline for nominations of county and unit elections, NJEA governance positions, and constitutional amendments (5 p.m.).
  • Deadline to make new nominations, in the event of a vacancy
  • Deadline for candidates to withdraw their names from nomination (must notify NJEA Headquarters by 5 p.m.)

March 4, 2022

  • NEA Representative Assembly: Elections vendor (Intelliscan) conducts random drawings for ballot positions for statewide units, drawings for state NEA R.A. ballot positions
  • Deadline for candidates to verify correct spelling and format of names and school districts for ballots

April 1 to April 15, 2022

  • Balloting
  • Ballots due by noon 4/15/22 at the address supplied with the ballots

April 28, 2022

  • Elections Committee Mandatory Meeting to Validate Election Results
  • Election Dispute Hearings on challenge of actions related to the elections

May 1, 2022

Beginning of 2022-2023 elections cycle

All Dates Subject to Change

Please note:

  • Failure of candidates to properly validate their nominations online will result in disqualification
  • Local NEA R.A. election results MUST be received at NJEA HQ no later than Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  • In accordance with the NJEA Bylaws, the Elections Committee may change the balloting period
  • In the event the balloting period is changed, the new balloting period will be published in the NJEA Review
  • March issue and posted on the NJEA website at njea.org