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LAE Leadership Elections


The application process for LAE's 2020 Leadership Elections is now closed. Please check back in December 2020 for the 2021 Elections calendar.

 

ELECTION PROCEDURES

1.    An article in The LAE Voice and on the LAE website will outline the nomination process and will include the election procedures.

2.   Nomination forms will be available on the LAE website, at the LAE Headquarters (candidates may call 800- 256-4523), and emailed and mailed to local presidents and Board of Directors in December.

3.  Upon receipt of a candidate’s nomination form, LAE will verify receipt by email. Candidates are strongly recommended to contact LAE if verification has not been received within one day of the expected arrival of the form at LAE.

4.  Notification of receipt of a candidate’s form will occur within one day of receiving a nomination form, except during LAE’s 2019 Holiday Break (December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020). Nomination forms arriving during this time period will be receipted on the date of the reopening of the office (January 6, 2020). 

5.  The email address for electronically forwarding nominations forms – mcarpenter@lae.org - will be directed to the office of the Executive Director or his designee. All forms must be fully completed and in the LAE Headquarters Office by no later than Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

6.  For reproduction purposes photos that accompany nomination forms, will only be accepted by mail or email. Quality of the photo may be affected by email, in which case, the Elections Committee authorizes LAE to contact the candidate requesting a usable photo.

7.  Biographical information composed by the candidates, not to exceed 50 words, will be included with the election information/ballot.  Bio information will be printed as submitted; it will not be edited for content/grammar.

8.  Candidates will be notified by email when the nominations have been certified by the LAE Elections Committee (meeting on January 11, 2020). The deadline to challenge the certification of candidates is January 22, 2020. Challenges shall be made in writing and submitted by certified or registered mail to the LAE Executive Director, 8322 One Calais Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA  70809.        

9. An article in The LAE Voice and on www.lae.org will inform members of the scheduled elections. The article will contain the bios of candidates along with a sample ballot and voting instructions. Elections and ballot information will appear in the March 2020 issue of The LAE Voice and will be posted on the website in the Members-Only area.

10.  Ballots will be distributed by March 10, 2020. All voting will be online. Voting members will use their LAE ID assigned by NEA when voting. (ID appears on the membership card issued by LAE as well as above the name in the address section of every issue of The LAE Voice).

11.  A paper ballot is available upon request from the Neutral.

12.  The first vote recorded by the Neutral will be the one counted.

13. March 31, 2020 is the deadline for receipt of all ballots by Neutral.

14. The Neutral will have the election results certified by a notary public. The certification is to be provided to the LAE Executive Director by overnight delivery. The LAE Elections Committee will meet as scheduled to certify the election results, and will invite candidates or their representatives to be present during the certification of the results. Candidates will be notified by mail of the election results.

15. All candidates who receive a majority of the votes cast shall be certified as elected by the LAE Elections Committee by April 8. Should no candidate receive a majority of the votes cast, a runoff will be held between the top two candidates. Should a runoff election be necessary members of the appropriate district will be notified electronically and an announcement will appear in The LAE Voice.

16.  After all election procedures and challenges have been followed; the LAE Elections Committee will declare any unopposed candidate as winner of the office sought. The ballot will not reflect any unopposed candidate.   
 

  CONTACT INFO:

LAE Elections Committee
C/O Executive Director


8322 One Calais Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Email: mcarpenter@lae.org and laeelections@yahoo.com


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