From our current bylaws:
ARTICLE X - REPRESENTATIVES TO NEA-ALASKA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY
Section A. Election; Term of Office
The members of the AEA Board of Directors shall automatically be delegates to the NEA- Alaska, Inc. Delegate Assembly. Other candidates for the position of delegate to the Assembly must have been active in the local Association for at least one (1) year prior to seeking the nomination. Nominations shall be submitted in writing to the President as specified in the Delegate Assembly election guidelines published each fall by the AEA. Voting on the candidates individually shall be by secret ballot.
All candidates shall be notified as to the results of an election within three (3) working days following said election.
The term of office for an elected delegate shall be for three (3) years.
Those alternates seated as delegates shall serve for only the session for which they were elected.
Section B. Duties of Delegates (1987)
Each delegate shall attend all sessions of AEA Policy Assembly, all AEA Delegate Caucus meetings held prior to or during Delegate Assembly, and all sessions of the NEA-Alaska Delegate Assembly which occur during the term for which s/he was elected.
Unexcused absence from any one session shall be reason to declare that seat vacant.
The President may fill such vacancies in accordance with the NEA-Alaska Bylaws.