One Employee-Member Full-Term Board Seat Up for Election

One employee-member seat is up for election with the term beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2027. Any member of SERS, other than a disability benefit recipient, is eligible to run for an employee-member seat.

To be considered for election, the following requirements must be met:

  •  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 member signing the nominating petition indicates his or her employer, county of employment, and last four digits of his or her Social Security number or SERS Member ID number
  • Begin gathering signatures on or after August 1, 2022
  • Return original petitions with original signatures and all original completed and required forms to the SERS office, 300 E. Broad St., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215-3746 no later than 4:30 p.m., EST, December 2, 2022

Members may provide only one signature; multiple submissions from one person for the same candidate will not be counted.

All ballots must be received in the SERS office no later than 4:30 p.m. EST, March 6, 2023.

Ballots will be delivered unopened to the judges appointed by the Board. The judges will make the final determination of the validity of the ballots, which will be counted on March 7, 2023, in accordance with the Board’s election laws, election rule, policy, and procedure.

Anyone interested in running should contact Tim Barbour by phone at 614-222-5901 or by email at to have an election packet sent to them, or the necessary forms can be downloaded from the SERS website beginning August 1, 2022, at

General information about the responsibilities of being a SERS Board member can be found in our Board Member Responsibilities and Election Guide.

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