The CalPERS Board consists of 13 members who are elected, appointed, or hold office ex officio for four-year terms. The Board composition is mandated by law and cannot be changed unless approved by a majority of the registered voters in the state. Board Members may also serve on permanent or ad hoc committees. Their decisions affect all active and retired members.

If you're interested in becoming an appointed member of the CalPERS Board of Administration, contact the Governor of California or the Speaker of the State Assembly and Senate Rules Committee.

If you have questions about the Board election process or need further assistance, email the CalPERS Board Election Office or call (916) 795-3007.

2017 Member-at-Large Election

A Member-at-Large election is being held to fill the two representative seats known as Position A and Position B on the CalPERS Board of Administration. The term of the incumbents, Joseph (JJ) Jelincic (Position A) and Michael Bilbrey (Position B), will expire on January 15, 2018. The new term of office will begin on January 16, 2018 and run through January 15, 2022.

The Notice of Election (PDF) provides information on becoming a candidate, voter eligibility, and the election schedule.

Find information on How to Become a Board Member Candidate and the forms required for candidacy.

Voter Eligibility

If you are a CalPERS member active as of July 1, 2017 or a retired member (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) whose effective date of retirement is on or before July 1, 2017, you are eligible to vote in this election. A ballot package will be mailed on September 1, 2017 and you can vote for a candidate through October 2, 2017.

If a candidate does not receive a majority vote in the primary election, a runoff election will be conducted between the two candidates who received the highest number of votes. If you are a CalPERS member active as of October 1, 2017 or a retired member (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) whose effective date of retirement is on or before October 1, 2017, you are eligible to vote in the runoff election. A runoff ballot package will be mailed on November 10, 2017 and you can vote for a candidate through December 11, 2017.

New Voting Options

Eligible members will be able to cast their vote one of three ways this election: Online, by telephone, or by paper ballot. All three voting options are convenient, secure, and easy to use. Instructions on how to vote will be included in your ballot package.

Upcoming Elections

Year

Election

2017

Member-at-Large

2018

State, School, Public Agency Member

2019

Retired Member