May 1, 2019

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Contact: Jeanie Esajian, Information Officer
(916) 795-3991 -

Nomination Forms and Candidate Statements Due May 16

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS retired members interested in seeking election to the board of administration have two weeks to complete the nomination process to become candidates.

Nomination petitions for the retired member election with required signatures, as well as candidate statements and the nomination acceptance/ballot designation form, are due by 5 p.m. on May 16. The candidate statement addenda are due by June 3.

Ballots will be mailed August 30, and votes must be received by September 30. Votes will be processed beginning October 1. A runoff election may be held if no candidate receives the majority of votes cast. Voting online, by phone, and by mail will be available to all eligible retired members.

To ensure election ballots are received timely, verify your address by logging into my|CalPERS or contacting us by phone at 888 CalPERS or 888-225-7377.

Although the incumbent represents all CalPERS members, only retired members are eligible to vote in this election.

Information on the upcoming board election and resources for members and candidates is available on our Board Elections page.

The 13-member CalPERS Board of Administration sets policy and oversees the administration of retirement and health benefits on behalf of California public employers, and their active and retired employees. The board also oversees administration of the pension fund's investments. Under the California Constitution, the CalPERS Board has exclusive authority to administer the CalPERS Pension Fund.

About CalPERS

For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.9 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 1.5 million members and their families, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS' total fund market value currently stands at approximately $362 billion. For more information, visit