Voting is underway in the Board of Trustees election

Voting is underway in the Board of Trustees election

June 5, 2019
It’s election season for ERS! You have until 5 p.m. on June 14 to vote in the ERS Board of Trustees election.

You can vote:

  • By mail: Return the ballot you got in the mail in the prepaid return envelope that came with it.
  • Via email: If you have an email on file with ERS, you should have gotten an email with the subject line: "ERS Board of Trustees Election Login Information." That email has a personalized link to an online ballot. (If you haven't voted yet, use the search term "ERS Board of Trustees election" to find that email. Note: the site keeps track of your vote, so if you can’t recall if you  voted and you visit the site, you’ll know then if your online ballot has been cast.)
  • Online: Go to the ERS Trustees Election and Appointments webpage. Under the How to vote online heading, you’ll  see where to enter your 11-digit ERS Employee ID and the last four digits of your Social Security number. When you click Submit, you’ll be taken to the online ballot. 
Note: Your ERS Employee ID is printed on the lower left-hand corner of the ballot you got in the mail. You can also log in to your ERS OnLine account to find your ID (located under Account Balance Summary or Beneficiary Summary).

Did you get your ballot?

If you are eligible to vote in the election and did not get a ballot, you may ask for one by emailing You can also call the election administrator toll-free at (866) 909-3549 (TDD: (866) 974-3983) Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT.

Watch the Candidate Forum recording online!

Did you miss the Candidate Forum? Not sure whom to vote for? No problem. You can watch the recording online to see how candidates Brian Richard Barth and Cora Bennett answered members’ questions about employee and retiree benefits. You can also review information that the candidates submitted about themselves on the ERS Trustees Election and Appointments webpage. Just click on each candidate’s name to see his or her statement.  

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.