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Board Elections

Upcoming Election for two Kentucky Employees
Retirement System (KERS) positions

Kentucky Revised Statute 61.645 provides that two Trustees shall be elected by the eligible members of KERS for a four-year term. The next election for Trustees from KERS will be held in early 2022 for the term of April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2026. The KRS Board of Trustees is seeking applications from members of KERS interested in serving as a Trustee.

Applicants must be an active, inactive, or retired member of KERS. Applicants cannot be current or former employees of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS), KRS, or Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA). A person who has served three consecutive terms on the board is ineligible to apply unless it has been at least four years since his or her last term ended. Applicants cannot hold an office or position that is constitutionally incompatible with the position of Trustee. Application information will be forwarded to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General to determine whether any constitutional incompatibility exists.

Application Process

An applicant must submit the folowing items:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Completed Trustee application.

  3. Detailed résumé.

  4. Color picture 5x7 or larger in electronic format (for use on the ballot).

  5. Signed release for a criminal background check to be performed by the Kentucky State Police.

Documentation is due by the close of business on July 31, 2021. Pictures can be emailed to Please do not email other documents. Your completed cover letter, application, résumé, and signed release for criminal background check should be mailed to: 

Kentucky Public Pensions Authority
c/o Division of Internal Audit
1260 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Election Timetable

July 31, 2021
Due date for receipt of cover letter, application, résumé, picture, and release for background check for Board nomination.

August 2021Informational meeting for individuals submitting information required to be nominated by the Board.

September 2021The KRS Board will nominate candidates to be placed on the election ballot.

November 30, 2021Last day to file a petition to be placed on the election ballot.

November 30, 2021Last day to request a paper ballot.

December 31, 2021Ballots prepared.

January 20, 2022Electronic voting open. Paper ballots mailed to membership.

March 1, 2022Date by which electronic votes must be cast or paper ballot must be postmarked.

March 15, 2022Ballots tabulated.

April 1, 2022Winners of election begin term of office.

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