Election Timeline

2022-2023 Election

August 2022

Beginning August 5: Email blast sent notifying members that there will be an election and the Early Declaration Option. A postcard is mailed to all members announcing the UTLA 2022-2023 General Election. The Declaration of Candidacy forms, Timeline (this page), Election Manual, and the Itinerant Assignment Declaration Form are published on this website.

August 15: Self-nominations open for the UTLA General Election for UTLA officers and Members of the Board of Directors. Candidates may begin submitting the Declaration of Candidacy forms. Candidates will be sent a chapter chair contact list after confirming eligibility.

September 2022

September 30:

  • 5:00 p.m. Deadline to file a Declaration of Candidacy form.
  • 5:00 p.m. Deadline for Candidates to file an Itinerant Assignment Declaration form. This only applies to members assigned to more than one site who wish to qualify as an Area Director candidate. Itinerant members who wish to qualify to vote for Area Directors should also complete this form ASAP.

October 2022

October 3: 6:00 p.m. Mandatory Candidate Orientation Meeting. It will be on Zoom and an email will go out by Saturday, October 1. Ballot order will be determined at the Orientation meeting.

October 7: 5:00 p.m. Deadline for interim Valley West AFT declarations.

October 18: All digital campaign materials (flyer, photo/headshot, statement, and social media links) may be submitted beginning today. Submissions will be posted in the order received. These all have deadlines listed below. If an item is not submitted by the deadline, it will not be posted.

November 2022

Candidates may continue to submit their electronic flyer, photo/headshot, statement, and social media links before the deadline for earlier posting.

November 16: at the Area Meeting, Election Committee member announces the election process to fill open AFT Board of Directors spot. This is an interim Position that will only be for the remainder of the current election term that ends on June 30 th of 2023. After the end of the Area Meeting candidates may declare their candidacy for the open position in writing on this website.

December 2022

December 5: 5:00 p.m. Deadline for the electronic submission of the digital flyer and photo/headshot for this website. This photo/headshot will also be printed with the candidate statement.

December 14: 6:00 p.m. Deadline for candidates to deliver printed flyers to UTLA for the Chapter Chair mailing. Submission directions are now on the instructions page.

January 2023

Week of January 3: Video recording for Officer and Special Director Candidates.

January 6: 5:00 p.m. Deadline for candidate statement and social media links. The candidate statement and photo/headshot will be published on this website, in the Special Election Edition of the UNITED TEACHER, and will be available on the Voting Services Company website.

January 7: 5:00 p.m. Deadline for Members working in Itinerant assignments and as Substitute Teachers to file the Itinerant Assignment Declaration form to qualify to vote in Area Director elections.

January 13: 5:00 p.m. Deadline for candidate declarations for the open Interim Valley East AFT Board of Director position.

January 16: Packets of Candidate flyers will be mailed to Chapter Chairs.

January 18: Area Meeting—Election is held for the Interim Valley East AFT Board of Director position, after statements from all candidates. (Area leadership determines how long speakers will have to speak.)

January 20: 5:00 p.m. Deadline to submit questions for the member forum. Use our contact page with subject line “Forum questions.”

January 23: Special Election Issue of UNITED TEACHER published.

January 25: The Board of Directors certifies the Interim Valley East AFT Board of Director election, and the Interim Valley East Director begins their term.

January 30: 5:00 p.m. Citywide Officer Candidate Forum on Zoom. RSVP in advance.

February 2023

February 6: A PIN will be emailed to members and will also be accessible online thru “Find My PIN.”

February 7: Ballots are available. Voting begins.

February 27: 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Candidates to turn in the Vote Count Observation Form.

February 28:

March 2023

March 15: Second round voting opens (if necessary)

March 28:

April 11: Third round voting opens (if necessary)

April 25:

Meet The Candidates

Citywide Officer | Area Board of Director | Special Categories Director

Candidate photos, flyers, statements, and links are now all added, as well as video statements and Q&As for citywide and special category candidates who participated.

Election Timeline for 2022-2023