Elections for NJEA state officer positions (president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer) will be held during the upcoming school year for the 2021-23 term.
All nominations for these positions may be made only by petition on forms prescribed by the NJEA Elections Committee.
Petitions for state officers must contain at least 300 signatures of NJEA active members (including active professional and ESP, as well as life members and retired members who are eligible to vote) with at least 10 such signatures from each of 11 counties. Persons who are retired are considered to be from the county in which they last held employment prior to retirement. No more than one nomination may be proposed on any one petition.
Below are the anticipated deadlines and procedures for acquiring and returning petitions. Please note that the dates and procedures are subject to change because of the current global pandemic. Changes, if any, will be posted at njea.org/NJEAelections.
Petitions will be available on Sept. 1, 2020. They may be obtained from NJEA Headquarters in Trenton, or from a county or unit representative on the NJEA Elections Committee.
All signed petitions must reach NJEA Headquarters at 180 W. State St., Trenton, or an NJEA-NEA UniServ office no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2020.
These procedures and the deadlines are for state officer positions only and do not affect nominations for other NJEA positions.
Balloting for contested positions will take place in the regular 2021 NJEA spring elections.