Notice of Election

2017 Retirement Board Election

Notice is hereby given to all Cook County Employees that an election for a Cook County Employee Trustee will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

The 2017 Trustee Election will be held on October 25, 2017, for Cook County employees only; there is no Forest Preserve Trustee Election in 2017. Only a Cook County employee may vote for a Cook County Employee Trustee. Please note, an election will only take place if there are two or more candidates running for the position.

Cook County employees may vote in-person or by mail.

  • In-person voting, this will take place from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM on October 25, 2017 in Room 885 of the Cook County Building at 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602.
  • To vote by mail you must request to receive a mail-in ballot. Mail-in ballot request forms will be mailed no later than September 25, 2017 to your address on record with the Fund. If you do not receive the mail-in ballot request form by October 2, 2017, you must contact the Pension Fund at (312) 603-1200 to request another form be mailed out.

Nominating petitions are first available on August 17, 2017 and can be obtained at the Fund’s main office at 33 N. Dearborn Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL, 60602). Nominating petitions must be filed at the Fund’s main office between 9:00 AM on September 5, 2017 and 4:30 PM on September 8, 2017.

To learn about the qualifications of candidates running for a trustee position, each candidate is permitted to submit a candidate statement. 

Notice of Candidate Statement

Candidate Statements for the 2017 Trustee Election are now available to view. Candidates are permitted to submit a statement to members regarding their background and qualifications for seeking a position on the Retirement Board. Please click on the links below to read their personal statement.

Candidate Statements for the Cook County EmployeeTrustee Position: