PEA Elections

-----------------------ELECTION NOTICE-----------------------

The term for PEA’s Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary) ends on June 30, 2017. This letter is the formal announcement for the upcoming election including the dates and procedures.

PEA is appropriated 5 delegates to the NYSUT Representative Assembly. The length of a delegate’s term is 2 years (PEA Constitution amended 2008). This letter is the formal announcement for the upcoming election including the dates and procedures.

Our district also sends 2 representatives to NYSTRS (NY State Retirement System) annual meeting every year. This is a 2-year term. Responsibilities include attending the annual fall meeting and to act as a liaison between teachers and the Retirement System. No petition is required, but please indicate your interest in writing by Friday, 4/14/2017.

Please check with your building representative or elections committee representative for details about elections that are building specific.

A petition for the upcoming elections is available here.  If you are interested in running for PEA Office or delegate, please return the petition to the Election Chairperson, Linda Williams by Friday, 4/15/2017.

In compliance with the Landrum-Griffin Act and the PEA Constitution, the election procedures are as follows:
A notice announcing the election and procedures will be mailed to each member.

All candidates for Office and Representative Assembly Delegate must submit a petition to the chairperson of the Nominations Committee by Friday, 4/14/2017.

Candidates for all other positions simply need to send notice to chairperson of the Nominations Committee by Friday, 4/14/2017 (Linda Williams).

Notice of election and sample ballot containing names of the nominees for offices shall be printed and distributed to the building one week prior to the election.

PEA members who are assigned to more than one building will cast ballots in their "home school".

Elected members will assume the duties of office on July 1, 2017.

Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Members of the Nominations Committee

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