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For 2023, four seats will be open on the Board of the Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund:

Place 1, representing active police officers;
Place 3, representing active general employees in Group C;
Place 5, representing retired firefighters;
Place 7, representing retired general employees.

Click here to see a list of the current Trustees.
Click here to learn about the eligibility requirements for candidates.

2023 Key Election Dates
Nominations accepted: Wednesday, May 9 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 9
Voting: Wednesday, July 5 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 9

Results will be announced at the August 23 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Nomination Process

Active and retired members each have access to an online nominations platform. The two groups have slightly different processes.

Active Employees
In order to be nominated for Places 1, 2, 3, or 4, active employees must obtain at least 75 signatures of regular (not temporary) employees from the department/group they wish to represent.

Active employees have two ways to collect petition signatures: Online and on paper. Details:

Online option:  A link to the nomination website is posted below. Active employees also will receive an email from YesElections (the third-party company managing the election). This email will contain a link to the nomination website. All eligible active employees can access the site throughout the nomination period.

Paper option: An active employee who would like to run for the board may also download a petition and collect signatures from other employees in their department or group. 

Nominees can obtain signatures using the paper method, the online method, or both. Regardless of the method used, the number of unique signatures must be at least 75. The deadline to collect the signatures and submit a petition is 4 p.m. June 9, 2023.

Active member online nominations: https://vote.yeselections.com/fwerfanom/
Download the Place 1 Petition Form.  
Download the Place 3 Petition Form.

In order to be nominated for Places 5, 6, or 7, a retiree must receive at least 25 nominations from retirees in their retiree group.

Retirees also have online and paper options for collecting signatures.

Online option: A link to the nomination website is posted below. Once on the site, retirees will use a search tool to find and select the person whom they would like to nominate. If there is more than one person by the same name, the member's retirement date will also be visible. Once the correct person is selected, the retiree will be asked to electronically sign the form and submit the nomination.

Paper option: YesElections will mail a nomination form to the retirees in each group eligible to vote. Retirees must fill out the form and mail it to YesElections, using the return envelope included with the form. YesElections must receive the form by 4 p.m. June 9, 2023. 

Retiree online nominations:

Download the Place 5 Nomination Letter         

Download the Place 7 Nomination Letter

Election Process
Voting for the 2023 elections will be held July 5 to August 9.

All active employees and retirees who are eligible to vote will receive a ballot in the mail from YesElections, the third-party company managing the election.

Members can vote one of three ways: via phone, mail, or online. Instructions for each method are specified on the ballot. To avoid duplicate counting of votes, each ballot has a unique Election Code and Voting PIN. All votes must be registered by the date stated on the ballot as specified by the Retirement Fund.

Election results are tabulated by YesElections and submitted to the Fund. The Board of Trustees will review the results at their regular monthly meeting and certify the winners at their regular monthly meeting,