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2020 Primary Voting from OEA President Scott DiMauro

Dear OEA Colleagues,
When state legislators met last week, they made important changes to our primary election in Ohio. Absentee voting has been extended through April 28th!
It is critically important that we continue to advocate for Ohio’s students, educators and public education. Voting is one of the most important ways you can do this
If you have not voted yet, you must request a ballot. You can:

Go to voteohio.gov to print your ballot request form and mail it to your county board of elections. Click here to fill out and print your ballot request form. Click here to find the address for your county board of elections. 

OR call your county board of elections and request that they mail you a ballot. Click here to find the phone number for your county board of elections.

When you request your ballot, you will receive a blank absentee ballot in the mail.

When you fill out your absentee ballot, don’t forget to sign it!

There are two ways to return your absentee ballot.

  • Mail it to your county board of elections. Click here to find the address for your county board of elections.
  • Return it in person to your county board of elections by Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m.

You can track the status of your absentee ballot online through your county board of elections. Click here to find the website for your county board of elections.

We have a critical role to play in this election where so many districts have levies on the ballot. Please exercise your right to vote and in so doing, we will help our students, fellow members, and our communities. Thank you for all you do.

In appreciation,

Scott DiMauro
OEA President

Jane Miller has been re-elected as SEOEA-R representative to the OEA-R board by a vote of 31-18 over Jeff Slattery.  Congratulations Jane.

OEA-R has received a second new grant from NEA for an Early Career Educator initiative. SEOEA-R members participating are Christine McVicar, Bob Maher and Jeff Slattery.

Former SEOEA Executive Committee member Jeff Slattery is currently representing OEA-R on the OEA Resolutions Committee,  The committee met in September, 2019 and January, 2020.  Most of the changes are editorial with a few new additions based on member submissions and current events.  The revised Resolutions package will be presented at the May 8-9, 2020 Representative Assembly in Columbus.

OEA-R is also helping, on a limited basis, with the Intergenerational Mentoring Program between OEA-R and Ohio University.  We are sad to report that long time mentor coordinator Marilyn Allen passed away last year.  Long-time mentor and former principal at Athens High School, Dr. David Liggitt also passed away last November. They will both be sadly missed by the southeast Ohio education community.  Dave’s wife, Linda Fife, retired superintendent of Tri County Career Center, has picked up Marilyn’s coordinator role. Condolences to their family.

Previous OEA-R Newslines  are now available by clicking on the OEA-R News Archives link in the menu above.

Welcome to the SEOEA-R web site.  For those nearing retirement or retiring after this year, now is the time save on your retired memberships.

FIRST YEAR OF OEA-R MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, courtesy of OEA, when you join NEA-R which costs $30 per year.
After the first year, you will pay only $45 per year for unified membership with OEA-R costing $15 and NEA-R costing $30.  On the other hand, an OEA-R Lifetime membership is available for a onetime payment of $100 and the NEA-R Lifetime membership is available for a one time payment of $250.  You may buy either an OEA-R Lifetime Membership or the NEA-R Lifetime Membership or both, however, if buying just one lifetime membership, you must join the other organization as an annual member.
You can purchase the membership option of your choice with a credit card online at http://www.nea.org/JoinNea or by visiting www.ohea.org clicking the “Join” menu link, then selecting to join OEA-Retired. While you can join online with a credit card, you can also print off a form to mail with a check to OEA.