Two weeks remain in 2022 Board election

Retired OPERS members to decide one of the two retiree seats

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Sept. 14, 2022 – About two weeks remain for voting in this year’s OPERS Board of Trustees election, in which one retiree seat will be decided.

At its August meeting, the Board certified two candidates to run for one of the two retiree seats on the OPERS and Ohio Deferred Compensation boards. Ballots and voting instructions were mailed in late August to those eligible to vote in this election. Participants can return a paper ballot or vote over the Internet or by telephone, and the last day for votes to be received is Sept. 30.

A representative of the Ohio Secretary of State’s office will finalize the results on Oct. 3, with final approval by the trustees scheduled for the October Board meeting.

This year there were three other seats up for election, for college/university employees, municipal employees and state employees. Because the current trustees holding those seats were the only candidates to qualify for the election, they will begin new, four-year terms on Jan. 1.

The OPERS Board of Trustees consists of 11 members, and seven are elected. OPERS Board members are trustees of the system’s funds and are subject to strict fiduciary standards of conduct. The Board members must act solely in the best interests of all the participants and beneficiaries of the system. 

Michael Pramik

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

2 thoughts on “Two weeks remain in 2022 Board election

  • September 17, 2022 at 9:08 am
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    I have not received a ballot. Where can I find the list of candidates? Can I just log in and vote online or by phone?

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    • September 20, 2022 at 1:17 pm
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      Suzanne,

      For replacement ballots and customer service, please e-mail the election vendor helpdesk at OPERSHelp@electionservicescorp.com or call the election vendor at 1-866-720-HELP (4357), from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

      Only retirees are eligible to vote in this year’s election.

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