Board Election

Each year, the NAESP membership elects new members to the NAESP Board of Directors.

Elections for Vice President and Zone Directors

Every spring, NAESP conducts an election for the next vice president, which is a three-year term. Eligible NAESP voting members receive an email with a customized link to cast their vote. Following the election, the Election Audit Board certifies the election results for the office of vice president. NAESP officers serve the first year as vice president, the second year as president-elect and the third year as president.

NAESP members who are interested in running for vice president must obtain the electronic application and designated forms from the NAESP office. Applications must be submitted to NAESP by Oct. 1. In mid-November, the Nominating Committee reviews all applications and determines at least two candidates for the ballot of vice president.

Zone directors also serve a three-year term, commencing Aug. 1 following their election, with three members rolling off each year. Each Zone has their own procedures for conducting elections. Members interested in running for Zone director must obtain the electronic application and designated forms from the NAESP office. Applications must be submitted to NAESP by Nov. 1. Within 30 days, all applications will be disseminated to the appropriate Zone directors who are responsible for chairing a process with the NAESP state representatives in the Zone for electing the new Zone director.

Two at-large directors may be elected by the NAESP Board of Directors to serve a three-year term to represent the needs of the association, as determined by the board, with an at-large director’s term commencing Aug. 1 following their election.

Visit the Volunteer page for more information on these Leadership and Governance roles.

Eligibility

NAESP membership types eligible to vote include: Active, Institutional Active, Assistant Principal, and Emeritus. Membership types not eligible to vote include: Aspiring Principal, Associate, International Associate, and Institutional Subscription.

We have retained the services of Survey and Ballot Systems to administer the election. Eligible voters will receive an email with a customized embedded link 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.

Voting

The election URL is located within the vote invitation email sent to eligible voters on March 1, 2022. You can use the link within the email to access the ballot.

If you did not receive an email on March 1 to cast your vote in the 2022 NAESP Vice President Election, first check your spam or junk inbox, as the invitation email could have been blocked.

NAESP has partnered with Survey and 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.

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

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

Security

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

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

No. Survey and Ballot Systems, an independent election management service based in Minnesota, is conducting the NAESP 2022 Vice President election. You can be assured that no individual voting records will be known to anyone outside of Survey and Ballot Systems.

Several layers of security are employed to protect the 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 a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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.

Timing

The 2022 NAESP Vice President election will be held March 1-11, 2022. 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.

The election closed March 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

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