Trustee Election

Learn how you have a voice in the governance of WEA Trust by participating in the annual trustee election. Contact us if you have questions.

What is the election for?

Trustees of the Wisconsin Education Association Insurance Trust oversee the operations of both the Trust and its wholly-owned insurance subsidiary, the WEA Insurance Corporation. Trustees are elected by Trust policyholders to staggered three-year terms.

Why should I vote?

The election gives Trust policyholders a voice in governance by deciding who oversees the operations of the Trust.

Who can vote?

All eligible subscribers who have a WEA Trust insurance policy may vote. An eligible subscriber is the name of the person holding the policy. An eligible subscriber may only vote once, regardless of how many policies the subscriber has with the Trust. Spouses and dependents are not eligible to vote unless they hold a separate WEA Trust insurance policy in their name.

How do I vote?

Shortly before the annual voting period opens, Trust policyholders will receive information by mail on how to cast a vote through a secure website or by phone, as well as the dates for the voting period.

What is the Election Process?

Candidate Bio Information will be mailed to eligible voters with the election voting instructions. Voting will occur during the open voting period stated in the voting instructions.

What do Trustees do?

Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the policies and operation of the Trust and its subsidiary.

Is the voting confidential?

All voting shall be conducted by secret ballot. No one shall be able to identify how a member voted. To protect your privacy, an independent third party that specializes in board elections is administering the election.

When does the election begin and end?

The annual election will be held through online voting in the spring. Specific election dates are provided as part of the voting instructions that are sent by mail.

How many candidates can a voter select?

Voters may cast votes for as many candidates as there are seats open.

What happens if a voter casts a duplicate ballot?

Only the first ballot submitted will be counted.

How are winners decided?

The candidates receiving the most votes for the open seats shall be elected. Majority vote is not required and no run-off elections will be conducted.

If there are four seats open, can a voter give all four votes to a single candidate?

No. A candidate can only be selected once on a ballot. A voter may select none, some, or as many available candidates as there are open seats to be filled.

What happens if there is a tie?

In the event of a tie, the Trustees then in office shall, in their sole discretion, determine the winner.

How many Trustees positions are on the board?

There are currently 11.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, contact the Board of Trustees at to receive information about the position and how to apply.

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