The CalPERS Board of Administration consists of 13 members who are elected, appointed, or hold office ex officio for four-year terms. Their decisions affect all active and retired members.

Current & Upcoming Elections

Become a candidate or vote for your representative seat in the following elections.

Special Public Agency Member Election

Public agency members are employed by local agencies (including cities, counties, special districts, etc.) that contract with CalPERS. Voting to elect a public agency representative in this election ended May 16, 2022, and Mullissa Willette was declared the winner. The new term of office began immediately upon certification of the official election results by the Secretary of State on May 27, 2022 and ends January 15, 2027.

School Member Election

The nomination period for the 2022 School Member Board Election ended on May 12, 2022. As the unopposed candidate running in this election, Kevin Palkki was declared the winner. This result was made official upon certification by the Secretary of State on June 20, 2022. The new term of office will begin January 16, 2023 and end January 15, 2027.

State Member Election

The nomination period for the 2022 State Member Board Election ended on May 12, 2022. As the unopposed candidate running in this election, incumbent Theresa Taylor was declared the winner. This result was made official upon certification by the Secretary of State on June 20, 2022. The new term of office will begin January 16, 2023 and end January 15, 2027.

Special Retired Member Election

CalPERS members (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) retired as of July 1, 2022 can vote in this election. Voting will be open from August 26 until September 26.

View the Special Retired Member Election

General Information

No. Integrity Voting Systems (IVS) retrieves return ballot envelopes from the U.S. Post Office daily. All received return ballot envelopes are scanned by a bar code scanner to ensure only one vote is cast per voter. The ballots remain unopened and are placed in a secured storage area that meets the requirements of the California Secretary of State for manufacturers of ballots. A representative of the California Secretary of State conducts a biannual inspection of the storage site for compliance with California security requirements. After voting closes, IVS retrieves the return ballot envelopes from the secured area, opens them, and separates them from the ballots, which are adjudicated as necessary and then scanned for tabulation.

No. CalPERS doesn’t have access to which candidate a particular voter selected. The voting process is designed to protect the privacy of the voter no matter how a vote is cast, whether by phone, online, or by paper ballot.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the board election process or need further assistance, email Board_Election_Coordinator@calpers.ca.gov or call (800) 794-2297.