Elections

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Elections are vital to the work of educators and have an impact on schools and students. As a progressive union, the teachers of PGCEA believe there are many factors which impact the lives of children we teach each and every day. We believe it is our responsibility to advocate for our schools and our profession by engaging in the political process. In doing so, we make a positive impact on our community and our schools.

Engaging in the political process helps ensure that elected officials will be accessible to us and will give us every opportunity to present our perspective on the issues. Additionally, the recommendation process is designed to identify candidates who are authentically supportive of public education and of educators. Thus, it is much more likely that they will vote in support of education as a matter of personal values. And, if they are not knowledgeable on a certain issue, we will have the accessibility to educate them before the vote.PGCEA Candidate Recommendation Process
PGCEA continuously works to ensure transparency in our candidate recommendation process. We have developed a clear set of criteria with indicators for our decision-making.

Candidate Interviews
PGCEA extends offers to candidates who file for election to participate in our recommendation process. We advertise our recommendation process in advance, so prospective candidates can know and understand our process. Interviews are conducted by rank and file teachers, who use a uniform set of questions that all candidates answer.

Candidate Questionnaires
Candidates are sent a questionnaire in advance of an interview, so they can express their views on issues significant to the work of educators. Completed questionnaires for all candidates are made available to committee members and PGCEA Board members prior to recommendations being made.

Register to Vote
If you are new to the area or are not yet registered to vote go to:
https://voterservices.elections.state.md.us/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1 to register today!

Click here to find your local representative.