NEA Convention



June 30 - July 3, 2021

Pre-RA: 10 a.m. June 5

Delegates from across the state of Missouri will participate in a Virtual NEA Representative Assembly June 30 - July 3, 2021. Missouri NEA's state delegates are elected by MNEA active members*. MNEA is committed to racial and ethnic minority involvement, and we are happy to report that the elected MNEA state delegates continue to have minority representation.

NEA RA delegate list >

Congratulations to the state delegates that are representing Missouri at the VIRTUAL NEA R.A.

State delegates must accept 
credentials by April 10, 2021. 

CLICK HERE to complete 
Delegate Credentials Acceptance form >>

State Delegate Election

NEW PROCESS: Virtual Voting

There are changes in the process to elect state delegates to the 2021 NEA Representative Assembly. Elections will be conducted electronically. State delegates are elected in two categories. Category I delegates are active members who are teachers, education support professionals and other members not serving as supervisors or administrators. Category II delegates are active members who are supervisors or administrators whose duties include the evaluation of employees. A secret ballot election to elect 22 NEA RA Category I state delegates and one Category II state delegate will be conducted by an electronic voting system between February 1 and March 1.  

Candidates for State Delegate

Electronic Voting
Eligible voting members will receive an electronic ballot at the home email address listed in their membership record. If you do not have access to email, you may request a mail-in ballot. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is 12 noon Fri., Feb. 19. Mail-in ballots must be mailed and received at MNEA Headquarters no later than 5 p.m. March 1. (Note: MNEA offices are closed to the public at this time.)

Request a mail-in ballot now >>

To vote electronically,

  1. You must click on the link you received through your personal email.  
  2. You can only cast your vote once. You will not be able to revise your ballot once you submit it electronically.
  3. You cannot use a link shared with you by another member. Each link accepts one and only one submission. If you did not receive your email and need your electronic link, contact MNEA at

If you have questions regarding voting or the election process, contact Roxane Bly at ( at (573) 644-9606.

*Eligible Members: Only NEA Active, and Active Life may vote (MNEA Retired and Student members hold their own elections).

Delegate Categories

Ex Officio Delegates

The MNEA president and NEA directors are eligible for ex officio delegate status to the NEA RA.

Local Delegates

Local delegates are elected by the members of a local affiliate, with one delegate for each 150 active members or major fraction thereof. Presidents of locals eligible to elect local delegates (locals with 76 members or more) will receive local election information in early February via email from NEA. Members should contact their local presidents to learn the procedures, timelines and reimbursement procedures for local delegates.

Cluster Delegates

Cluster delegates are elected by members of several locals that have networked to attain the minimum 76 members required for delegate eligibility. Members interested in being elected as cluster delegates should contact Roxane Bly at 573-644-9606. Cluster delegate elections are conducted during March and April.

MNEA-Retired Delegates

MNEA-Retired members elect delegates from their membership to represent them at the NEA R.A. Only MNEA-Retired members may nominate, vote for or serve as retired delegates. Election of the MNEA-R delegates will be held at the MNEA-R annual meeting in April. Contact Olivia Compton ( at (417) 569-1406 for more information. 

Missouri Aspiring Educators Delegates

The number of delegates allocated for Aspiring Educators will be determined based on the number of college student members in the state. Only members of Aspiring Educators may nominate, vote for or serve as Aspiring Educator delegates. Contact Patrick Layden at 1-800-392-0236 if you are a member of Aspiring Educators and interested in becoming a delegate. 


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