About Elections

The Trustee election is complete for 2016. To view election results and the latest information about the elections, visit Notice of Election.

Retirement Board elections are held annually and information about nominating procedures can obtained at the Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF) main office building at 33 N. Dearborn St. Ste 1000 Chicago, IL.  An election is only held if there are two or more candidates running for a trustee position.

Information for Candidates

Nominating petitions can be obtained at the CCPF main office building and petitions must be filed at the office.

All Trustees must abide by the fiduciary and governance standards outlined by CCPF and in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Illinois Pension Code. The fiduciary duties, responsibilities, and expectations of Trustees are described in the Considering Candidacy Guide.

Nomination Requirements:

Cook County Employee Candidates
  • Each Cook County Employee candidate shall file one hundred (100) signatures of different contributors to the Cook County Fund.
  • An employee must have five (5) years of service by December 1st of the election year to be eligible for candidacy.
Cook County Annuitant Candidates
  • Each Cook County Annuitant candidate shall file ten (10) signatures of different annuitants from the Cook County Fund.
  • An annuitant must have an effective retirement date on or before September 1st of the election year to be eligible for candidacy.
Forest Preserve Employee Candidates
  • Each Forest Preserve Employee candidate shall file twenty-five (25) signatures of different annuitants from the Forest Preserve Fund.
  • An employee must have five (5) years of service by December 1st of the election year to be eligible for candidacy.
Forest Preserve Annuitant Candidates
  • Each Forest Preserve Annuitant candidate shall file ten (10) signatures of different annuitants from the Forest Preserve Fund.
  • An annuitant must have an effective retirement date on or before September 1st of the election year to be eligible for candidacy.
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Information About Voting

In-Person Voting

Cook County Building, Room 885
118 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602

Vote By Mail

In order to receive your mail-in ballot you must first complete a mail-in ballot application request form.

A mail-in ballot application request form will be sent to the address on record with CCPF.

If you do not receive this application request form, contact CCPF at (312) 603-1200 to request that another form be mailed out.