Nominations & Elections
The 2021 nomination and election process for the Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund will return to its normal schedule after having been delayed in 2020. The timeline is as follows:
from May 14
to June 11 at 4 p.m.
from July 6
to Aug. 10 at 4 p.m.
at the August Board meeting
Roles & Responsibilities - What does being a Board member involve?
Active and retired members will each have access to an online nominations platform as soon as nominations open on the date listed above. The two groups have slightly different processes.
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 options for collecting petition signatures.
|Click here to complete a self-nomination form - to nominate yourself. (link will be added May 14)|
|Click here to support others' nomination petitions - to nominate someone else. (link will be added May 14)|
- Download a 2021 Place 1 Nominations Form (link will be added May 14)
- Download a 2021 Place 3 Nominations Form (link will be added May 14)
Nominees can use the paper method, the online method, or both. The number of signatures combined, from the online and paper methods, must be at least 75.
In order to be nominated for Places 5, 6, or 7, a retiree must receive at least 25 nominations from retirees from their retiree group. Retirees have two options for collecting petition signatures.
|Click here to nominate yourself. (link will be added May 14)|
|Click here to nominate someone else. (link will be added May 14)|
Paper option - The Retirement Fund will mail nomination forms to the retirees in the specific group(s) eligible to vote in the election (Place 6 in even-numbered years, or Places 5 and 7 in odd-numbered years). They fill out the form with the nominee of their choice and return it to the Retirement Fund by the deadline specified by the Fund. A return envelope is included with the nomination form.
- Download a 2021 Place 5 Nominations Form (link will be added May 14)
- Download a 2021 Place 7 Nominations Form (link will be added May 14)
All active employees and retirees who are eligible to vote will receive a ballot in the mail from YesElections, a professional election company. Members can vote one of three ways: via phone, mail, or online. Instructions are specified on the ballot, which also includes an Election Code and Voting PIN for each voter (to avoid duplication of votes). All votes must be registered by the date stated on the ballot as specified by the Retirement Fund.
Election results are delivered to the Fund’s Executive Director by YesElections. At the regular monthly meeting, the Board of Trustees will canvass the results of the election and certify the nominees that are elected to the Board.