- Conflict of Interest/Lobbyist
- LACERA Elections
2023 LACERA General and Retired MEMBER ELECTIONs
The terms of office of the Second and Eighth Members of the Board of Investments and the Board of Retirement, and the Alternate Retired Member of the Board of Retirement of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) will expire on December 31, 2023. The General Members of LACERA will elect the Second Members of the Board of Investment and the Board of Retirement, while the Retired Members of LACERA will elect the Eighth Members of the Board of Investment and the Board of Retirement, and the Alternate Retired Member of the Board of Retirement. On April 18, 2023, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution establishing the procedures for the election for these seats for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2024. If an election is necessary, voting will open on August 4, 2023 and conclude on August 31, 2023.
Eligible LACERA General and Retired Members interested in becoming a candidate in these elections may 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 22, 2023. Detailed instructions regarding candidate nomination petitions will be included in the nomination packet. Completed nomination packets shall be filed with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 20, 2023 by mail at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, 90650-8357, or via email at Electionplanning@rrcc.lacounty.gov.
- General Members must be active General Members of LACERA on April 15, 2023 and obtain 50 nominating signatures from active General Members of LACERA in service on April 15, 2023.
- Retired Members must be retired on or before April 15, 2023 and obtain 25 nominating signatures from retired members of LACERA who themselves were retired on or before April 15, 2023.
Any County employee who is a candidate in this election is a candidate in his or her personal capacity and may not use County time or County resources to further his or her campaign. Any candidate who violates this provision, or has others violate this provision on behalf of his or her candidacy, is subject to discipline, including discharge from County employment.
General Members will be able to cast their votes online, by telephone, or by paper ballots (if requested appropriately) beginning August 4, 2023, through the closing of the election on August 31, 2023. The online voting and telephone system will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during the voting period. To request a paper ballot, you must send an email to your departmental/agency Election Coordinator with your name, work email address, employee number, and mailing address, to be confirmed by your Election Coordinator. Requests must be made by 5:00 p.m. on July 6, 2023. To find your election coordinator, please find the Departmental Election Coordinators link below.
Eligible Retired Members will be able to cast their votes online, by telephone, or by paper ballot (no request necessary), beginning August 4, 2023, through the closing of the election on August 31, 2023. The online voting and telephone system will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during the voting period. Paper ballot votes must be received by the election vendor no later than August 31, 2023 for them to be counted.
Eligible voters in this election who have valid email addresses on file will receive login credentials and voting instructions emailed to them on August 4, 2023. General Members without a valid email address will receive login credentials and voter information by U.S. mail that will be mailed no later than August 2, 2023. All Retired Members will also receive voting information along with their paper ballots in the mail.
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.