Below are self-nomination forms for the FTA Officer, CTA State Council, and NEA/RA Delegate positions.
Fresno Teachers Association
FTA Officers, CTA State Council, & NEA/RA Delegates
Election Timeline and Procedures
Jan 9 – Election Timelines and Procedures Presented to FTA Executive Board.
Jan 18 – Presentation of Election Timeline and Procedures to the Rep Council.
Jan 19 – Announcement of Vacancies, Declaration of Candidacy form, Election Timeline and Procedures sent to school sites, posted on website, and sent via FTA Connect.
Feb 9 – Declaration of Candidacy forms for FTA Officers, CTA State Council Delegates and NEA/RA Delegates are due to the FTA Office by 5:00 p.m. as per FTA Standing Rule IV Section (A), (1). Letters will be sent to candidates acknowledging receipt of self-nomination form.
Feb 13 – FTA Rep Council meeting – nominations may be made from the floor for any open position Standing Rule IV (A), (2).
Feb 16 – Notification of acceptance of nomination from the floor due to FTA Office by 5:00 p.m. Letters acknowledging receipt of nomination acceptance will be sent on behalf of the Elections Committee. Standing Rule IV (A), (3).
Feb 16 – Candidate meeting at the FTA Office at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of briefing candidates on election process and answering questions. Candidates not attending the meeting may pick up the packet. Materials will be held at the FTA office. Distribution of candidate materials/information will be governed pursuant to CTA’s Requirement for Chapter Elections Procedures Sections V Campaign Finances and Use of Unit Resources and Section VI Candidates’ Statements.
Mar 5 – Candidate statements to be posted on the FTA website are due to FTA by 5:00 p.m. Members will be notified to check the website for statements. Campaign statements must not exceed 250 words; any words in excess of 250 will be deleted. If we have to run an election, campaign statements for NEA/RA must not exceed 25 words; any words in excess of 25 will be deleted. Submitted statements should be typed, proofread and emailed to email@example.com Candidates must submit separate 250 word statements for each position for which they are running. If candidates have a photograph they wish published, it is to be submitted with the campaign statement (make sure it is clear with good contrast).
The following will be noted on the FTA website: Photographs and statements of candidates will appear according to the current official CTA alphabet:
B F Z T O X M G A C N L W Q D U J K E V I H R Y P S
If the candidate does not submit a statement, this will be noted.
Mar 5 – Ballots will be prepared with candidate names for proofing by Elections Chair.
Mar 5 – Campaign materials approved by Elections Chair and Executive Director.
Mar 5 – Deadline for establishment of membership list. Bargaining unit members must be designated as FTA members in good standing in order to receive a ballot for this election, as of March 1, 2018.
Mar 5 – Send the membership list to the electronic voting vendor and request the vendor open voting by March 12, 2018.
Mar 6 – Any candidate materials to be delivered at the FTA Office by 5:00 p.m.
Mar 7 – Candidate provided materials to be picked up by courier for distribution to school sites. By FTA Courier needs to be removed on both
Mar 12 – Electronic voting opens at 9:00 a.m. and on-site (at FTA) paper voting opens at 9:00 a.m.
Mar 12 – Candidates allowed to give campaign speeches at Rep Council meeting.
Mar 21 – Notification of observer due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m.
Mar 22 – Electronic voting closes at 5:00 p.m. and on-site (at FTA) paper voting closes at 5:00 p.m.
Mar 22 – Ballot verification and counting will take place at the FTA Office at 5:00 pm. The President and candidates will be called once the election results have been verified. Upon verification of the results they will be posted on the FTA Office door.
Mar 23 – Election results will be emailed to the faculty representatives. Faculty representatives shall post results at the school site as soon as results are received.
Apr 9 – Any challenge to the election must be received by email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. unless there is a run-off election. *All challenges must be submitted using the official challenge form provided by the FTA Elections Committee.
Apr 16 – The Elections Committee will report the official results of the election to the Representative Council.
April 18 – If a run-off election is necessary, electronic voting and on-site (at FTA) voting opens at 9:00 am.
April 27 – Notification of observer due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m.
April 30 – RUN-OFF BALLOT DEADLINE – Electronic voting and on-site (at FTA) paper closes at 5:00pm.
April 30 – Run-Off Ballots will be counted.
May 1 – Results will be posted at the FTA Office and e-mailed to the faculty representatives. Faculty representatives shall post results at the school site as soon as results are received.
May 15 – If run-off election was held, any challenge to the election must be received by the email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. All challenges must be submitted using the official challenge form provided by the FTA Elections Committee.
*If a run-off is necessary for any race in this election no challenge can be initiated until the run-off has been completed.