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Voting

To vote on convention business, you must be a member of the voting body of the annual meeting as defined in Article XII, Section 2 of the National PTA bylaws. If you are not a member of National PTA Governance as defined in that section of the bylaws, you must fully complete your registration (including full payment) for the National PTA Convention  by midnight (EDT), June 1 in order to be considered for state delegate status. If you have questions about becoming a state delegate, contact your state PTA. 

The ballot will go live at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 17 and all members of the voting body as previously defined will be notified by email. Voting will remain open for 24 hours, through 5:00 p.m. (EDT), on Friday, June 18. One or more rounds of run-off elections are probable, and voters should remain vigilant and check their email for notifications. If run-off elections are necessary for elected position(s), voters will be notified on Monday, June 21 by email. If additional run-offs are required, voters will be notified again on June 22 and, possibly, June 23. An email from National PTA will let voters know when all balloting is complete. Results for all balloting—bylaws, resolutions, and elections—will be announced June 26 during General Meeting 5 of Convention.

Resolutions and Bylaws

In order to provide for the safety of our members, delegates, volunteers and staff, National PTA’s 2021 Annual Convention will be held virtually. This year delegates will have the opportunity to vote on proposed resolutions and proposed bylaws amendments. Due to the limitations of conducting business with hundreds of delegates in a virtual setting, however, there will not be debate nor amendments on either the proposed resolutions or the proposed bylaws amendments during the Convention. Instead, input, feedback and voting on the proposed resolutions and bylaws amendments is being handled differently. This process is outlined below:

  • From March 22 through April 12, members who wished to comment on the proposed resolutions and proposed bylaws amendments had the opportunity to do so using the comment form linked within this webpage. Receipt of each comment was acknowledged with a confirmation page upon completion of the form.
  • All comments were shared with National PTA’s Bylaws and Resolutions Committees. The committees reviewed and considered every comment used those comments to recommend amendments to National PTA’s Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors determined whether or not to approve any changes to the proposed resolutions or proposed bylaws amendments submitted by the respective committees.
  • The final version of the proposed resolutions and the proposed bylaws amendments are now posted on this webpage. The proposed resolutions and proposed bylaws amendments can no longer be changed.
  • Additional information about the proposed resolutions and proposed bylaws amendments will continue to be posted to this webpage.
  • Registered Convention delegates who are credentialed to vote will have the opportunity to vote “For” or “Against” each proposed resolution and each proposed bylaws amendment via electronic vote on June 17.
  • Announcements of the voting results will be made during the week of Convention.

For any questions on the proposed bylaws amendments or the proposed resolutions, please email the Bylaws Committee at Bylaws@PTA.org or the Resolutions Committee at Resolutions@PTA.org.



Bylaws

Overview of 2021 Proposed Bylaws Amendments 

Please carefully review each of the proposed bylaws amendments listed below. In your review, please refer to the current National PTA Bylaws which were adopted June 26, 2019:
 

Next to each of the proposed bylaws amendments below, you will find pre-recorded videos developed by the Bylaws Committee. Under each of the proposed bylaws amendments below, you will find a link to the recording of the live Q&A sessions with the Bylaws Committee that took place June 1-3, 2021.


Proposed Bylaws Amendments


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View the live Q&A session recording about this proposed bylaws amendment that took place on June 1, 2021.

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View the live Q&A session recording about this proposed bylaws amendment that took place on June 1, 2021.

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View the live Q&A session recording about this proposed bylaws amendment that took place on June 3, 2021.





Elections

Eight Board of Directors Member Representatives are elected each year, and either two or three members of the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) are elected each year based on a cycle defined in the National PTA Bylaws. National officers of the association are elected in odd-numbered years.

For more info about the governance, the elections process and bylaw/policy changes, read the National PTA Bylaws.

The National PTA Election Policy may also be referenced below.

Candidates

National PTA is pleased to announce the final list of nominees (both slated and self-nominated) for election. We thank every volunteer leader for their willingness to serve.


 

Virtual Candidate Meet and Greet


Meet and chat with all the candidates via Zoom during the following times:

  • NLRC candidates Monday, June 7 from 7 – 8:15 p.m. EDT
  • Board candidates June 9 from 7 – 8:15 p.m. EDT
  • Officer candidates June 11 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. EDT

You are free to decide which candidates you meet. Register to receive the Zoom links for each candidate.


 

2021 PTA Elections Facebook Group

FacebookNew this year is the 2021 PTA Elections Facebook group. You will have an opportunity to engage with candidates while they answer questions prepared by the Elections Committee about themselves, their professional experiences, and their vision for PTA.

Join the 2021 PTA Elections Facebook group.