In order that Central delegates have their voices heard on important issues facing OEA, locals need to make sure they send all eligible delegates.

We have prepared this delegate election toolkit to assist you. You can download any of these document templates to help you elect delegates to the OEA RA and the NEA RA, by visiting our documents library, here.

Here's a brief description of what is in the toolkit

Candidacy Declaration form
This form is sent to every member; candidates fill it out and submit it by a certain date, to allow for voting in the buildings in time to make the October deadline. This form can be adapted for the NEA election too.

OEA Ballot form
This is a ballot template. Simply list the qualified candidates, along with notification of how many candidates may be elected in your local.

NEA Ballot form
A ballot template, with the proviso that write-ins are not permitted per NEA rules.

Candidate Biographies
This sheet is compiled listing every candidate and is made available with the ballots distributed to the buildings. It can be adapted for both NEA and OEA Rep elections.

Voting Cover Letter
This is a cover letter sent to head building reps in the elections packet, which includes the ballots as well as the biography sheets.

US Mail Notification Template

An example of an election notification postcard.

Delegate information will be mailed to either the local president, other officers or the designated elections person.

If you have further questions, please contact Carol Price at OEA at 800-282-1500 ext. 3169.

Please read the OEA-established regulations for holding elections which you can also find in the toolkit, in our documents library. Also, be sure to read the election rules in your local's Constitution and By-Laws.