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2018 KERS Election

​Seeking Applicants from KERS for 2018 Election to the Board of Trustees of Kentucky Retirement Systems

Request for Nominations

KRS 61.645 provides that two Trustees shall be elected by the members of KERS for a four year term.  The next election for Trustees from KERS will be held in early 2018 for the term beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2022.  

Kentucky Retirement Systems is seeking applications from members of KERS interested in serving as a Trustee. 

Eligibility Requirements for KERS Trustees

Applicants must be an active, inactive, or retired member of KERS.  Applicants cannot be current or former employees of Kentucky Retirement Systems and cannot hold an office or position that is constitutionally incompatible with the position of Trustee.   A person who has served three consecutive terms on the board is ineligible to apply unless there has been at least four years since his or her last term ended.  

Application Process

An applicant must submit a completed application, a detailed resume, and a signed release for a criminal background check to be performed by Kentucky State Police.   You may obtain the release form for a criminal background check by Kentucky State Police at

If you prefer to receive these forms by mail you may contact Connie Davis at 502-696-8459 (800-928-4646 ext. 8459).  

Your application, resume, and signed release for criminal background check must be received at the office of Kentucky Retirement Systems by close of business on July 31, 2017.  Please mail your application, resume, and signed release for criminal background check to:

Division of Internal Audit
Kentucky Retirement Systems
1260 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The Board of Trustees will nominate up to six applicants as candidates to be a Trustee at its regular quarterly board meeting currently scheduled for September 14, 2017.  

Note:  Applications, resumes, and releases for background checks received after July 31, 2017, will not be considered for nomination by the Board at the quarterly meeting in September.

Meeting for Individuals Submitting a Resume

An informational meeting will be held in August 2017 for all individuals who submit a resume to the Board for nomination.  The purpose of the meeting will be to acquaint individuals with the election process and to review the administration of Kentucky Retirement Systems.

Nominations by the Membership

Individuals may also be placed on the election ballot by submitting a petition from the KERS membership.  Per Kentucky Revised Statute 61.645, the petition must contain the name, last four digits of Social Security number, and signature of no less than 1/10th of the number of members voting in the last election.  Based upon 2014 election results, the petition would require a minimum of 1,271 (1/10th of 12,713 qualified votes) names, last four digits of Social Security numbers, and signatures from the current KERS membership.  Petitions to be included on the KERS election ballot must be submitted to the Division of Internal Audit no later than November 30, 2017.  Petitions should be mailed to the address above.

KERS 2018 Election Timetable

July 31, 2017 - Due date for receipt of resumes for Board nomination.

​August 2017 - Informational meeting for individuals submitting a resume.

September 14, 2017 - Quarterly Board Meeting.  The Board may nominate up to six candidates to be placed on the election ballot for the KERS positions on the Board of Trustees.

November 30, 2017 - Last day to file a petition to be placed on the election ballot.

December 31, 2017 - Ballots prepared.

January 20, 2018 - Ballots mailed to KERS membership.

March 1, 2018 - Last day to return a ballot.

March 15, 2018 - Ballots tabulated.

April 1, 2018 - Winners of election begin term of office.

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