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UPCOMING 2020 LACERA GENERAL & RETIRED MEMBER ELECTIONS

This summer, the County will hold elections for the following seats that are set to expire on December 31, 2020.

  • Second Members, Board of Investments and Board of Retirement (elected by General Members)
  • Eighth Member, Board of Investments (elected by Retired Members)
  • Eighth Member and Alternate Retired Member, Board of Retirement (elected by Retired Members)

LACERA Candidate Information:

Eligible members interested in becoming a candidate in these elections shall obtain a nomination packet from the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk by contacting the Election Planning Section at (562) 462-2317, or via email at Electionplanning@rrcc.lacounty.gov, beginning on May 20, 2020. Completed nomination packets shall be filed with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2020.

Eligible Voters:

For the first time, General and Retired Members will be able to cast their votes online or by telephone available 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning on August 5, 2020, through August 31, 2020. On opening voting day, eligible General Members who have County email addresses and eligible Retired Members with an email address on file with LACERA will be emailed voting instructions and login credentials to access the online and telephonic voting system.

Eligible voters who do not have an email address or are identified as having an invalid email address will receive login credentials and voter information by U.S. mail that will be mailed before opening voting day.

A Message to General Members:

Active General Members of LACERA in service on April 15, 2020 will be eligible to vote in this election. No paper ballots will be mailed to General Members. For questions regarding the election, contact your Departmental Election Coordinator(s) found here.

A Message to Retired Members:

Retired Members of LACERA who retired on or before April 15, 2020 will be eligible to vote in this election.

Eligible Retired Members who wish to vote by paper ballot must make a request to the Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2020, by contacting (213) 974-1093 or via email at LACERA_ELECTION@bos.lacounty.gov. Eligible Retired Members requesting paper ballots shall verify their full name and complete address on file with LACERA. If it is determined that an election will be held, paper ballots shall be mailed to those individuals before opening voting day.

Additional Information:

Adopted Board Letter and Resolution

General Member Election Notice

 

LACERA Background Information

State law requires that the Board of Supervisors conduct an election to fill vacant or expired seats on the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) Board of Investments and Board of Retirement. LACERA is a public entity separate from the County that was created to provide retirement, disability and death benefits to County employees.

The primary objective of the Executive Office in coordinating the LACERA board member elections is to ensure that elections are conducted in an equitable manner in accordance with established procedures, and to ensure that all eligible LACERA members have the opportunity to participate in the election process. The Conflict of Interest/Lobbyist Division staff of the Executive Office is responsible for coordinating the elections to select LACERA board members.
LACERA is comprised of two managing boards, the Board of Investments and the Board of Retirement. For additional information you may visit LACERA Boards.

The Board of Investments has nine members. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appoints five members, and four members are elected by the LACERA membership. Two of the elected members are General Members, one is a Safety Member, and one is a Retired Member.

The Board of Retirement is comprised of nine members and two alternate members. Five members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and six are elected by the LACERA membership. The six elected members are comprised of two General Members, two Retired Members, one of whom is an Alternate Member of the board, and two Safety Members, one of whom is also an Alternate Member of the board.

  • General member is a person who is working at least three-quarter time as a permanent employee for the County or for an outside district, and who is earning service credit in a retirement plan.
  • Safety member is a permanent employee of Los Angeles County working three-quarter time or more in firefighting, forestry, lifeguarding, or law enforcement (including District Attorney Investigators).
  • Retired member is a former County or outside district employee who has taken either a service retirement or a disability retirement.