The results are in. Click the button below to see the Official Election Results Memo.
Below is a link to the April 2016 Campus Connect Election Edition article with the 2016 Election Candidate Statements.
Below are self-nomination forms for the FTA Officer, CTA State Council, and NEA/RA Delegate positions.
Fresno Teachers Association
FTA Directors at Large, CTA State Council, & NEA/RA Delegates
Election Timeline and Procedures
Jan 9 – Election Timelines and Procedures Presented to FTA Executive Board.
Jan 17 – Presentation of Election Timeline and Procedures to the Rep Council.
Jan 18 – Announcement of Vacancies, Declaration of Candidacy form, Election Timeline and Procedures sent to school sites, posted on website, and sent via FTA Connect.
Feb 10 – Declaration of Candidacy forms for FTA Directors at Large, 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 15 – FTA Rep Council meeting – nominations may be made from the floor for any open position Standing Rule IV (A), (2).
Feb 21 – 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 by Elections Committee. Standing Rule IV (A), (3).
Feb 21 – 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 7 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
E D Z I V S O L F B H C U R K P X G W Y Q A N T M J
If the candidate does not submit a statement, this will be noted. Ballots will be prepared with candidate names for proofing by Elections Chair.
Mar 7 – Campaign materials approved by Elections Chair and Executive Director.
Mar 7 – 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, 2017
Mar 8 – Send the membership list to the electronic voting vendor and request the vendor open voting by March 16, 2017.
Mar 8 – Any candidate materials to be delivered by FTA courier must be at the FTA Office by 5:00 p.m.
Mar 13 – Candidates allowed to give campaign speeches at Rep Council meeting.
Mar 14 – Candidate provided materials to be picked up by courier for distribution to school sites.
Mar 16 – Electronic voting opens at 9:00 a.m. and on-site (at FTA) paper voting opens at 9:00 a.m.
Mar 28 – Notification of observer due to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m.
Mar 30 – Electronic voting closes at 5:00 p.m. and on-site (at FTA) paper voting closes at 5:00 p.m.
Mar 31 – Ballot verification and counting will take place at the FTA Office at 3:45 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 31 – 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 18 – Any challenge to the election must be received by firstname.lastname@example.org 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 24 – The Elections Committee will report the official results of the election to the Representative Council.
May 1 – If a run-off election is necessary, electronic voting and on-site (at FTA) voting opens at 9:00 am.
May 12 – Notification of observer due to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m.
May 15 – RUN-OFF BALLOT DEADLINE – Electronic voting and on-site (at FTA) closes at 5:00pm.
May 16 – Run-Off Ballots will be counted.
May 16 – 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 22 – If run-off election was held, any challenge to the election must be received by the firstname.lastname@example.org 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.