Elections

SEA Members:

Click HERE to view the list of your new SEA Officers for 2020-2022.


SEA Members,

At a special post-runoff election meeting of the SEA Board of Directors regarding the challenge to the SEA General Runoff Election, the board voted 19 to 6 to reject the challenge. This upholds the certified results of our election.

The basis of the challenge stated:

"...voting, including technological issues, which is especially significant given the nine-vote margin"

And

"The minimum voting window (10 days, according to SEA Bylaw 11.34d) during a global pandemic that inhibited voting participation and created equity issues."

SEA leadership will be convening a special commission to review current election guidelines and SEA bylaws and make recommendations to the SEA Board on how to increase engagement and access to all members in the SEA elections process. Details of this commission will be discussed at the June SEA board meeting.

Sincerely,

SEA Leadership Team


Thank you for participating in this important process in your union!


Click HERE to see the Elections Guidelines & Rules.

** Due to the COVID-19 crisis and closure of Seattle Public Schools, the campaign rules have been adjusted to provide additional opportunities for candidates to submit campaign literature for distribution to SEA members. **

The SEA Elections Committee

SEA 2020 OFFICER ELECTIONS TIMELINE:

All SEA Governance positions will be open for nominations and election. The 2020 SEA Officer election timeline is as follows:

-          Nominations open: Monday, February 17 at 9:00am

-          Nominations close: Monday, March 9, at close of the RA

-          Elections open: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00am

-          Elections close: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00pm

-          Runoff election if needed

-          Opens Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:00am

-          Closes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:00pm


NEA Representative Assembly:

NOTE: The 2020  NEA RA has been changed to a VIRTUAL meeting. 
The new dates for the NEA Representative Assembly are July 2-3, 2020.
For more information on the reason for the change, click HERE.


SEA Elections Steering Committee:

Tenny Mallory-Canning, Chair

Members:
Judy Deignan, Michelle Martine, Virginia Andrews, Jeanine Snowden, Tanya Kamila
SEA Staff Representative: Tim Clements-Levin