State officer petitions available

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. As noted in the spring on this web page, the procedure for obtaining petitions and signatures will be different this year due to the ongoing public health crises caused by the COVID-19 virus.

Petitions will be available on Sept. 1, 2020. Due to the pandemic, petitions may be requested by contacting NJEA Headquarters, any of NJEA’s Regional UniServ offices, or from a county or unit representative on the NJEA Elections Committee. Each eligible candidate will then receive an electronic link to their petition. It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the electronic member signatures.

All signed petitions must be submitted electronically to 2020elections@njea.org no later than 5 p.m. on October. 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.

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