OPERS Special Election Retirees to elect Board representative in Special Election

OPERS retirees will elect a representative to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and Ohio Deferred Compensation Board of Trustees to replace John Maurer who was recently elected to another four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018, but passed away before beginning that term. The retiree elected will serve a term beginning in May 2018 and ending Dec. 31, 2021.

Any OPERS retiree receiving an age and service benefit, disability benefit, or benefits under the OPERS defined contribution plan is eligible to run for election. This group also includes re-employed retirees. Beneficiaries, which may include surviving family members, are not eligible to run for election or nominate candidates by signing a petition. Beneficiaries are also ineligible to vote and will not receive a ballot.

For Interested Candidates

The candidate packets were made available on Jan. 2, 2018. You can request a packet by mail or by calling 1-800-222-7377.

Packets will also be available for pick-up at the OPERS office and will be posted to this page.

Completed nominating petitions, biographical statements and certification by candidates must be received at the OPERS office to the attention of Eric Harrell no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Petitions postmarked on or before this date, but received later, are invalid.

Voting Information

A ballot will be mailed to your home in late February. All votes must be received by midnight, Friday, March 30, 2018. The final results will be certified by the office of the Ohio Secretary of State at the OPERS office on Monday, April 2, 2018.