Voting is now open in the 2021 CalPERS Board of Administration Member-at-Large Election.
Recently some CalPERS retirees received what look like official CalPERS ballots trashing the candidates endorsed by the CSU-ERFSA Executive Committee, and asking voters to vote for David Miller and Jose Luis Pacheco. This letter claims to be from concerned retirees but it really is from a made-up group financed by the SEIU State Council. If you look at the return address on the envelope, you will notice the address 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 400 which just so happens to be the address of SEIU State Council. DO NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THIS DECEPTIVE MAILER. (A detailed rebuttle to the mailer is available here.)
The CSU-ERFSA Executive Committee has endorsed Tiffany Emon-Moran and Margaret Brown for CalPERS Board Seat A and Seat B, respectively. We believe that they are the best candidates to bring much needed accountability to the CalPERS Board of Administration.
Ballots for the Member-at-Large Election were mailed to eligible voters on August 27, 2021, and will arrive in your mailbox in a blue envelope.
Inside the blue envelope you will find three items:
- Your Candidate Statement Voter Pamphlet – which provides information about the candidates and how to vote. The how-to-vote information is especially important if you haven’t tried the latest online and telephone voting options. These options allow you to cast your vote in seconds from anywhere.
- Your ballot card – that 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 are 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 September 27 to be counted.
The virtual Candidate Forum is set for Wednesday, September 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can view the live feed from your computer. It will also be posted on the CalPERS website for later viewing.
The voting period is August 27 through September 27. Your vote must be received by mail, telephone, or online by 11:59 p.m. PST on September 27, or it won't be counted.
If you mail your ballot, please don’t forget to sign the ballot.
If you do not receive your ballot by September 3 or need a replacement ballot, please call 877-610-8637.
Elect Tiffany Emon-Moran and Margaret Brown to the CalPERS Board of Administration!