An eligible active CalPERS member may be nominated if the active member is currently employed by a CalPERS covered agency on March 27, 2017. An eligible retired CalPERS member may be nominated if the retired member's effective date of retirement is on or before March 27, 2017, and the candidate will be a resident of the State of California during his or her term of office.


Each potential candidate must submit an official Nomination Petition form which must be endorsed by at least 250 active or retired members (excluding survivors and beneficiaries). Only a Nomination Petition supplied by CalPERS or a copy of that form will be acceptable.

The deadline for Position A Nominations has been extended from May 18, 2017 to May 30, 2017, 5:00 p.m. According to election rules, potential candidates are given additional time if the incumbent chooses not to file after earlier stating an intention to run. The Position A seat currently is held by Joseph (JJ) Jelincic, who did not file to run again. Jelincic's previous statement that he would run was announced in an official notice to all CalPERS members who are eligible to vote.

All Nomination Petitions containing original signatures must be received at either the CalPERS Sacramento office or by mail. The nominee will be notified by telephone whether or not the eligibility and nomination requirements are met.

The deadline for Position B Nominations has passed.

Required Documents

Resources to Assist You Through the Election Process

  • Campaign Guidelines (PDF) - Guidelines that must be followed while running for a position on the CalPERS Board
  • Candidate Statement Online Tool - Complete and submit your candidate statement online.
  • Political Reform Act Memo (PDF) - This document contains information about the disclosure forms that candidates are required to complete and file with the Secretary of State's office.
  • Fair Political Practices Commission Filing Schedule (PDF) - This document provides candidates with a schedule of filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Criteria for Ballot Designation (PDF) - This document provides candidates the criteria for selecting a Ballot Designation at the time they accept the nomination as a candidate.
  • Candidate Statement Format Criteria (PDF) - This document describes the criteria for formatting the 300-word candidate statement and the 300-word addendum to the candidate statement.
  • Board Governance Policy (PDF) - To ensure the accountability and authority for governance and management of CalPERS is clearly stated, the Board sets forth governing principles to identify and distinguish between the roles of the Board, the Board president, the Board vice president, committees, committee chairs, vice chairs, and the chief executive office and staff.
  • 2017 Board Election Regulation (PDF) - This document includes Title 2 California Code of Regulations, Sections 554 through 554.11, relating to the CalPERS Election process.

Board Election Office

Office Address:
Lincoln Plaza
400 Q Street, Room W2580
Sacramento, CA 95811

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942702
Sacramento, CA 94229-2702

Board Elections