State Council Elections Announcement and Timelines

Evergreen, along with other locals in Santa Clara County, can participate in an election for a state council rep in the B-STC-2 seat and there are two seats up for election this cycle.

CTA’s top policy-making body is the State Council of Education. Meeting four times a year, the council’s nearly 800 delegates elect the three state-level CTA officers and the CTA Board of Directors. Council also sets forth CTA policy, develops legislation, and makes recommendations in general elections.

Here is a description of the duties and expectations of a State Council Representative:

What are the duties of a State Council delegate?

State Council delegates regularly attend all four meetings of the State Council of Education, participate actively in the work of committees to which they are assigned, become informed on professional and educational matters in the chapter(s) represented and be prepared to make appropriate presentation of recommendations originating in the chapter(s).

Delegates report regularly to their chapter(s) regarding the deliberations and actions of the State Council of Education and attend and participate in the meetings and activities of the Service Center Council of which their chapter is a part.

If any ETA member wants to run for a State Council Representative position for the term from June 2021 to June 2024 (Three-year term), the Declaration of Candidacy Forms are due by this Friday, April 23rd .  A representative can serve three consecutive terms if they choose to run each cycle.

Below is more information about the timeline of the election and other information regarding this opportunity.

Spring 2021 Election of the SCC-Multiple Electoral State Council REP Seats

The CTA Elections and Credentials Committee will conduct the Spring 2021 election of the SCC-Multiple Electoral State Council Representatives seats.

A candidate for State Council Representative or Alternate must be an Active member of CTA, NEA, and a chapter, if available.

Nominations shall be conducted according to the Open Nomination Procedure, which holds that every eligible CTA member shall have the opportunity to nominate any CTA member who meets the qualification for office.

The winner(s) shall be determined by majority vote.

Runners up will become the Alternate. 

Timeline

Monday, April 5:  Announcement of election

Friday, April 23:  Declaration of Candidacy Forms due at 4:00 PM, April 23, 2021.  Click here to complete a Declaration of Candidacy form.

Monday, April 26:  Acknowledgement of Candidacy and Preparation of Electronic Ballot

Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 14:   Voting will take place via Simply Voting* beginning at 8:00 AM on Monday, May 3, 2021, and end at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021.                                                   

* Email link to vote sent by Simply Voting, not CTA Elections.

Monday, May 17:  Counting of ballots

Tuesday, May 18:  Results will be sent to members via email in the afternoon.

Tuesday, June 1:  Deadline to file a challenge. Challenge must be received by CTA Elections (email to: ctaelections@cta.org) no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  Post-marked date not accepted.

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