2023 Notice of Election
CTPF will hold elections for:
Two Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms from November 2023 – 2026
Three Pensioner Trustees to serve two-year terms from November 2023 – 2025
All eligible voters will receive a unique voter identification number by mail and, if available, by email. Online voting will open the day materials are mailed, the week of October 16, 2023. Voting closes on November 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
- Candidate Eligibility
All eligible voters will receive a unique voter identification number by mail and, if available, by email. Online voting will open the day materials are mailed, the week of October 16, 2023 Voting closes on November 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
Candidates for Pensioner Trustee must be a service, reciprocal, or disability pensioner receiving monthly payments from the Fund; and be nominated by a petition signed by at least 100 pensioners, as provided in 40 ILCS 5/17-139(2).
- Eligibility Criteria for Voters
Teachers who are not administrators shall be eligible to vote for Teacher Trustees in accordance with Sections 17-138 and 139. Every Member must have obtained that voter eligibility status on or before October 1, 2023.
Pensioners receiving a service, reciprocal, or disability pension from CTPF as of October 1, 2023, shall be eligible to vote for Pensioner Trustee.
- Candidate Nomination Packets
Candidate nomination packets will be available starting April 3, 2023. Contact Election Coordinator Gail Davis: 312.604.1400, ext. 402, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a packet. Please note, the nominating petitions cannot be altered or changed in any way. Do not add photos or additional information to nominating petitions. Signatures may be collected with paper petitions, using the online digital collection system developed by the Election Agent, or a combination of both methods.
Submitting Completed Nomination Packets: A candidate’s signed nomination petition(s) must be received by the Election Coordinator or his/her designee, on behalf of the Recording Secretary, by U.S. Mail, email, or facsimile. Signatures submitted online using the secure portal will automatically be remitted to CTPF.
The Fund reserves the right to request a candidate’s original nomination petitions. Petitions must be returned by September 29, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
- 2023 Printing and Mailing Information
In accordance with the CTPF Election Policy, the Fund provides a list of pre-approved print/mail vendors which candidates or their sponsoring organizations may use to distribute campaign materials.
Click here for a list of approved vendors and mailing information.
- Pension Representative Information
Pension Representatives (Pension Reps) provide a valuable link between schools and CTPF and we appreciate your assistance throughout the year. CTPF will distribute election materials in schools and will provide digital tool kits to Pension Representatives.
Pension Rep Emails
Pension Rep Email #1 - click here to download the email sent to Pension Representatives on January 20, 2023.
Pension Rep Email #2 - click here to download the email sent to Pension Representatives on February 17, 2023.
Pension Rep Email #3 - click here to download the email sent to Pension Representatives on March 17, 2023.
- Schedule of Election Events
April 3, 2023
Nomination packets available.
September 15, 2023 Last day to request nomination packets. Packets must be requested by 5:00 p.m. (CT).
September 29, 2023
Last day to submit a nomination packet. Packets due to CTPF at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
Week of October 16, 2023
Election materials mailed and online voting available
November 3, 2023
Voting closes for all elections at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
November 16, 2023
Trustees sworn in during CTPF Board of Trustees meeting.
- 2023 Election Policy
The CTPF Board of Trustees has approved changes to the Election Policy in January 2023, to ensure that the election can continue efficiently and safely during the pandemic. The policy allows for the distribution of unique voter ID numbers through mail or email for 2023.
- Campaign Activities
No intentional campaign activity by anyone, including but not limited to Trustees, employees, trustee candidates, or sponsoring organizations, is permitted on Fund property, including any space rented, leased, or otherwise used for a Fund event. The Fund may provide a designated area that is part of the property being rented, leased, or otherwise used by the Fund where campaign activity may be conducted by any person or organization. A list of events with designated space for campaign activities (if any) will be posted on the website www.ctpf.org/calendar.