Voting begins March 10 for the ERS Board of Trustees election. This is your chance to have a say about who will represent you. Board members make important decisions about your benefits and oversee trust fund investments.
If you meet these requirements, you are eligible to vote in the election. If you do not, your ballot will not be counted and your vote will be disqualified. You can vote online, by direct email or by mailed ballot. You will receive a ballot with return envelope and Election News in the mail. If you vote online, do not vote by paper ballot or email.
Candidates for the Board of Trustees Election
In ballot order, your candidates are:
Each candidate submitted a statement explaining why he or she would like to serve on the ERS Board of Trustees. View the statements by clicking the candidate’s name.
Vote online through the ERS website:
Vote by direct email:
Through a personalized link sent by email on March 10, members may cast a secure vote electronically without entering their Employee ID. This new option is available only to eligible members or retirees with an active email on file with ERS.
Vote by the official mail-in ballot:
Did you receive your ballot?
If you are eligible to vote in the Board of Trustees election and did not receive a ballot by March 17, you may request one by emailing
email@example.com or by calling the election administrator toll-free at (866) 909-3549 or TDD (866) 974-3983. Support is available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays.
Did you miss the March 9 Candidate Forum? Not sure whom to vote for?
Watch the video online to learn how candidates Catherine Melvin, Morgen Cuming, Benito Ybarra and Jackie Dickerson answered member-submitted questions about your benefits. You can also review information the candidates submitted about themselves. Just click on each candidate’s name above to see their statement.
Section 815.003(d) of the Texas Government Code states that before August 31 of each odd-numbered year, the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) is required to hold an election for the members and retirees of the system to nominate and elect a trustee.
The term of Trustee Brian Ragland will expire on August 31, 2017.
Election results will be announced May 10. The candidate receiving the most votes will be certified as the new Board member.
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