Employee-Member and Retiree-Member Seats Open

Two employee-member seats and one retiree-member seat are up for election with the terms beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2023.

Any member of SERS, other than a disability benefit recipient, is eligible to run for an employee-member seat, and any SERS disability or service retiree is eligible to run for a retiree-member seat. To be considered for election, the following requirements must be met:

Employee-Member seat

  • Obtain signatures of 500 SERS members on a nominating petition provided by SERS with not less than 20 signatures of members from each of at least 10 counties where those members are employed
  • Make sure that each signing member indicates his or her employer, county of employment, and last four digits of his or her Social Security number

Retiree-Member seat

  • Obtain signatures of 150 SERS retirees on a nominating petition provided by SERS with not less than 10 signatures of retirees from each of at least five counties where those retirees reside
  • Make sure that each signing retiree indicates his or her county of residence and last four digits of his or her Social Security numberocial Security number

All seats

  • Begin gathering signatures on or after September 7, 2018
  • Deliver petitions with original signatures and a completed original Certification Form to the SERS office no later than 4:30 p.m., EDT, December 7, 2018. Original forms can be mailed to SERS, 300 E. Broad St., Suite 100, Columbus, OH  43215-3746.

Those interested in running for an open seat should contact Tim Barbour by phone at 614-222-5901 or by email at tbarbour@ohsers.org to have an election packet sent to them.


Board Election Materials

Certification by Candidate for Election to the SERS Board

Nominating Petition (Employee-Member)

Nominating Petition (Retiree-Member)

Campaign Finance Disclosure Statements Handout

Ohio Ethics Commission Financial Disclosure Statement

Ethics is Everybody’s Business Booklet

Doing Business With Retirement Systems in Ohio

Board Member Responsibilities and Elections Guide

Board Election Timeline


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