2018 NAESP Election

Candidates for Vice President:

Click on the candidate's name for more information. Use the links below to watch videos of each candidate's speech at the 2018 National Leaders Conference.

Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis Thomas Payton
Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis
Principal
Cordova Elementary School
Cordova, Tennessee
Video of Candidate Speech
Thomas Payton
Principal
Roanoke Avenue Elementary
Riverhead, NY
Video of Candidate Speech

 

The 2018 NAESP Vice President Election is open from March 20 – March 30.

On March 20, eligible voters will have received an email with a customized link to cast their vote.

The process is simple:

VOTE

  1. Check your email on March 20 for the link to your online ballot.
  2. Click on the link and vote for the next NAESP Vice President. No username or login is required.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email after you have voted.

Attention: Important Voting Procedures

Members should take the following steps to ensure sure you receive your ballot on March 20:

  • Add noreply@directvote.net to your email contacts and safe senders list. Your election ballot will be sent from this address on March 20th
  • Make sure your email is current with NAESP. If not, please contact NAESP toll-free at (800) 386-2377 or membership@naesp.org
  • Check your email on March 20 for the link to your online ballot (no username or password will be required).

Who's Eligible to Vote?

Member types eligible to vote: Active, Institutional Active, and Emeritus. Member types not eligible to vote: Retired, Aspiring, Associate, International Associate and Institutional Subscription.

How will Eligible NAESP Members Vote?

We have retained the services of Survey & Ballot Systems to administer the election. Eligible voters will receive an email with a customized embedded link on March 20 to cast their ballot. To assure your election messages arrive safely in your inbox, make sure your email address is current in your NAESP member profile and add this email address to your safe sender list: noreply@directvote.net

When Will Voting Take Place?

The 2018 NAESP Vice President election will be open to voters on March 20 and end March 30. We have retained the services of Survey & Ballot Systems to administer the election. Eligible voters will receive an email with a customized embedded link on March 20 to cast their ballot. To assure your election messages arrive safely in your inbox, make sure your email address is current in your NAESP member profile and add this email address to your safe sender list: noreply@directvote.net.

How do I access the election ballot?

The election URL is located within the invitation to vote email sent to eligible voters on March 20, 2018. You can us the link within the email to access the ballot.

Who do I contact if I did not receive the invitation to vote email?

If you did not receive an email on March 20 to cast your vote in the 2018 NAESP Vice President Election, first check your spam or junk inbox, as the invitation email could have been blocked.

Learn how to add an email address as an approved sender.

What do I do if I am having problems voting?

NAESP has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems, an independent election management service based in Minnesota, to conduct the election.  For technical support, please call 866-909-3549 or email support@directvote.net.

For all other questions, please contact Jennifer Shannon at jshannon@naesp.org or 703-518-6286.

How can I request a ballot?

Contact Jennifer Shannon at jshannon@naesp.org or 703-518-6286 at NAESP to request a paper ballot..

Who do I contact if I need to update my email address to cast my vote in the election?

Call toll-free at (800) 386-2377 or membership@naesp.org.

How do I know my online ballot has been received?

After submitting your ballot, you will receive an email message confirming that it’s been received.

Will I be able to vote from the NAESP website?

No, ballot access is only available via the email sent with the customized embedded link on March 20 and by requesting a paper ballot.

Will NAESP know how I voted?

No. Survey & Ballot Systems, an independent election management service based in Minnesota, is conducting the NAESP 2018 Vice President election. You can be assured that no individual voting records will be known to anyone outside of Survey & Ballot Systems.

Is my vote secure?

Several layers of security are employed to protect the 2018 NAESP Vice President election. The voting website is hosted on a secure server and accessible to authorized members through unique voter logins and passwords. Ballots are transmitted to the data center using Symantec TLS encryption and authentication technology. Voting websites also employ passive and active network and security monitoring services to detect and prevent unauthorized access. Data is stored in a secure data center with controlled, monitored access 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

How can an online election website prevent voting more than once?

Each member’s login information is disabled immediately after submitting their web ballot, preventing them from logging into the voting website again and voting twice.

When does the election close?

The election will close on Friday, March 30 at 11:59 PM EST.

When will election results be available?

Election results are made available following the convening of the Election Audit Board on April 3. NAESP will follow policy 300.5 for the dissemination of the results of the election of the NAESP Vice President.

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