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Notice of Election For ACERA Board of Retirement

An election will be held from November 9, 2015 through December 16, 2015 to elect the Second Member representing the general members on the ACERA Board of Retirement for the calendar years 2016 through 2018.

Any general member desiring to have his/her name included on the ballot as a candidate may obtain the Election Information Packet containing the nomination papers from the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association (ACERA) office at 475 14th Street, Suite 1000, Oakland CA, 94612 starting from 9:00 a.m. on August 17, 2015 until 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2015. Interested members may also call the telephone number noted below to request a copy through the mail or through the County’s QIC Code system. All required nomination papers must be filed and received by ACERA at the office address noted below not later than 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2015 in order for a qualified member to be certified as a candidate. US Postal postmark is NOT acceptable as proof of delivery or receipt by ACERA.

The Nomination Petition must bear the full name of the potential candidate (“candidate”) with his/her personal mailing address, and must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) eligible members within the candidate’s membership classification. Example: A general member may sign the petition only for a general member candidate. Upon receipt, ACERA shall verify the eligibility of the candidate and verify that the persons signing the petition are all ACERA members at the time the petition was signed and are of the same membership classification as the candidate. A candidate may be disqualified from participating in the election on the following grounds:

  1. Candidate is NOT an ACERA member.
  2. Candidate does not obtain the signatures of at least 25 eligible members. A signature will be considered invalid and will not count toward the 25 signatures if:
  • Member signing the petition is NOT a member of ACERA at the time of signing the petition.
  • Member signing the petition is NOT of the same membership classification as the Nominated Candidate at the time of signing the petition.
  • Name and signature of member/petitioner cannot be verified as an ACERA member.

To avoid technicalities which may lead to disqualification, candidates are encouraged to submit more than 25 signatures and to submit them early. Nomination Petitions may be corrected and may be re-filed before the 5:00 p.m. deadline on September 14, 2015.

If there is more than one certified candidate for a position, an election will be held. Official ballots will be mailed on or about November 9, 2015 to each active and deferred general member to the last address of record at ACERA. Replacement for lost or damaged ballots may be obtained by contacting the Registrar of Voters (ROV) at (510) 272-6973.

In accordance with Gov. Code § 31523, if only one candidate is certified for any designated seat, the Board of Supervisors shall order that no election be held and shall direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to cast a unanimous ballot in favor of such nominated member.

Ballots must be received by the
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
at their office at Room G-1, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612
no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

 

Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association
475 14TH Street, Suite 1000, Oakland, CA 94612
Main Line: (510) 628-3000
Toll Free Line: (800) 838-1932
Election Designated Line: (510) 628-3022
QIC 22901

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