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Board Elections

Online Voting

KRS will be offering online voting in future Board of Trustee elections. To cast your vote online, you need a valid email address for your KRS account. You can log into our self service website using your current User ID and Password or register today to access your account online. Once you log in, please review your contact information and make sure we have your email address.

Request for Nominations

The Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) Board of Trustees (Board) is composed of seventeen members: ten nominated by the Governor, two elected from the members or retired members of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS), three elected from the members or retired members of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS), one elected from the members or retired members of the State Police Retirement System (SPRS), and the Secretary of the Personnel Cabinet.  Kentucky Revised Statute 61.645 (3) through (6) provides the basic statutory requirements for the election of the elected members of the Board.  KRS recognizes the need to establish consistent procedures for the implementation of these statutory provisions.

Eligibility Requirements for Elected Trustees

Applicants must be an active, inactive, or retired member of the system in which they are seeking election.  Applicants cannot be current or former employees of KRS 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.     

Nomination Procedures

KRS shall provide a notice to the membership seeking applications from members interested in being nominated to be a candidate for the position of Trustee.  The  notice shall include information regarding the qualifications necessary for candidacy as well as the due dates for applications and résumés to be considered.

Personal information for each member requesting consideration by the Board or who becomes a candidate by petition will be forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky to determine whether any constitutional incompatibility would exist between any position currently held by the individual and membership on the Board.  If a constitutional incompatibility exists, the individual and the Board shall be notified.

Application Process

An applicant must submit a completed application , a detailed résumé, and a signed release for a criminal background check  to be performed by Kentucky State Police.  If you wish to receive these forms by mail, you may contact Kristen Coffey.

Application, résumé, and signed release for criminal background check must be received at the office of Kentucky Retirement Systems by close of business on July 31 of the year preceding term expiration

The Board of Trustees (Board) will nominate candidates to be a Trustee at the quarterly board meeting held in September.   

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


Meeting for Individuals Submitting a Résumé

An informational meeting will be held in August for all individuals who submit the required documentation 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 membership in which they are seeking election.  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.  Petitions to be included on the election ballot must be submitted to the Division of Internal Audit no later than November 30 of the year preceding the term expiration. 

Election Timetable

July 31

Due date for receipt of application, résumés, and release for background check for Board nomination.


Informational meeting for individuals submitting a résumé.


Quarterly Board Meeting.  The Board will nominate candidates to be placed on the election ballot.

November 30

Last day to file a petition to be placed on the election ballot.

December 31

Ballots prepared.

January 20

Ballots made available/mailed to membership.

March 1

Date by which votes must be cast/ballot must be postmarked.

March 15

Ballots tabulated.

April 1

Winners of election begin term of office.


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