Introduction & Instructions for Use

Thank you for your willingness to help promote the CalPERS Special Public Agency Member Board Election. We're making a major push this year to increase voter turnout and we need your help.

The material in this Special Public Agency Board Election Toolkit is designed to be turnkey. The graphics are locked; however, the newsletter article is not, so you can edit to suit your needs. Instead of sample social media posts, we have provided a link to our social media feed so you can share with your followers.

The theme — I voted. Did you? — is designed to be a conversation starter.

If you have any questions or need assistance with this toolkit, we’re available by phone at (800) 794-2297 or by email at board_election_coordinator@calpers.ca.gov.

Toolkit Contents

The toolkit is a resource for active member organizations to assist with promoting the upcoming board election. You will find visual elements coupled with text-based items. Download the entire Special Public Agency Member Board Election Toolkit (ZIP, 2.2 MB) or view the individual elements below.

The posters represent the key themes of our efforts to encourage active members to vote and how quick and easy the voting methods are to use.

Poster 1: Woman looking at a cell phone, with a laptop on a desk. Comment bubble that reads, “I Voted. Did You?” You deserve a secure retirement. Your pension benefits are the foundation of your retirement. The CalPERS Board makes important decisions that affect these benefits. Exercise your right to vote. Poster 2: Man with glasses with a laptop working at home. Comment bubble that reads, “I Voted. Did You?” Your benefits are important. Your benefits are very important to you and your retirement. The CalPERS Board makes important decisions that affect these benefits. Exercise your right to vote. Poster 3: Older woman in an office setting. Comment bubble that reads, “I Voted. Did You?” You've worked hard. Your benefits are very important to you and your retirement. The CalPERS Board makes important decisions that affect these benefits. Exercise your right to vote.

Special Public Agency Member Board Election: Make Your Vote Count (PDF) handout provides useful information on the three voting methods.

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Get Ready to Vote

Your ballot for the CalPERS Board of Administration Special Public Agency Member Election will arrive in your mailbox in April in a blue envelope.

You can think of it as your personal invitation, as an eligible active public agency CalPERS member, to exercise your right to vote and help select the CalPERS Board Member who will make important decisions about your benefits.

Inside the blue envelope you will find three items:

  • Your Candidate Statement Voter Pamphlet
    This provides information about the candidates.
  • Your ballot card
    This includes a detachable paper ballot and unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you will need if you are voting online or by phone.
  • A return envelope
    If you’re voting by mail, use the detachable paper ballot in your blue envelope, place your completed ballot in the postage-paid return envelope, sign the perjury statement on the back of the return envelope, and drop it in the U.S. mail. All paper ballots must be received by May 16 to be counted.

The virtual Candidate Forum is set for Wednesday, April 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can view the live feed from your computer. It will also be posted on the CalPERS website for later viewing. The forum is an opportunity for you to learn about the candidates before voting.

Another way you can learn about the candidates is to visit the Board Elections webpage on the CalPERS website, where you will find both written and video versions of the candidates’ statements. These will be available for viewing beginning April 15.

So, this Spring, exercise your right to vote for your public agency representative on the CalPERS Board! Help choose the leadership that will make important decisions about your benefits and your future.

Share CalPERS' Board Election updates on CalPERS Facebook and CalPERS Twitter with your followers.

Use these banner ads to help promote the election on your website. Each has a distinct message that can be used at a variety of times.

Web Ad 1: Man with glasses with a laptop working at home. Comment bubble that reads, “I Voted. Did You?” Learn about the CalPERS Board Special Public Agency Member. Ballots must be received by May 16. Learn more. Opens in new tab. Web Ad 2: Woman looking at a cell phone, with a laptop on a desk. Comment bubble that reads, “I Voted. Did You?” Your retirement benefits are very important to you. Cast your CalPERS Board Special Public Agency Member ballot by May 16. Learn more. Opens in new tab. Web Ad 3: Older woman in an office setting. Comment bubble that reads, “I Voted. Did You?” Watch the CalPERS Board Special Public Agency Member Candidate Forum live webcast April 27, 1:00 p.m. Learn more. Opens in new tab.

Use the Web Buttons to provide a gateway to information on the election.

I voted. Did you? Know your CalPERS Board Special Public Agency Election Candidates. Vote by May 16. Learn more. Opens in new tab.