2019 Election Central

Overview

2019 Election Central
Notice of Annual Trustee Elections

CTPF will hold elections for:

  • Three (3) Pensioner Trustees to serve two-year terms from November 2019-2021 (voting October 18-November 7, 2019)
     
  • Two (2) Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms from November 2019-2022 (voting November 1-7, 2019)
     
  • One (1) Principal/Administrator Trustee to serve a three-year term from November 2019-November 2022 (voting October 18-November 7, 2019)

 

Eligibility Criteria for a Pensioner Trustee

A candidate for a Pensioner Trustee position must meet the following criteria as of October 1, 2019:

  1. be a service, reciprocal, or disability pensioner receiving monthly payments from the Fund;
  2. be nominated by a petition signed by not less than 100 pensioners, as provided in 40 ILCS 5/17-139(2).

 

Eligibility Criteria for a  Teacher Trustee

A candidate for a Teacher Trustee position must meet the following criteria as of October 1, 2019:

  1. be a Member, other than a Principal/Administrator, as defined in 40 ILCS 5/17-106;
  2. have been assigned on a regular certificate for at least 10 years in the Chicago Public Schools or charter schools within District 299 (this includes anyone who is licensed and has worked in the Chicago Public Schools or Charter Schools for at least 10 years on a regular certificate, including as a substitute);
  3. be nominated by a petition signed by at least 200 contributors who are not Principals/Administrators, as provided in 40 ILCS 5/17-139(1).

 

Eligibility Criteria for a Principal/Administrator Trustee

A candidate for a Principal/Administrator Trustee position must meet the following criteria as of October 1, 2019:

  1. be a Principal/Administrator as defined in 40 ILCS 5/17-106.1;
  2. be nominated by a petition signed by at least 25 contributors who are Principals/Administrators, as provided in 40 ILCS 5/17-139.

 

Nomination Packets

Nominating packets are available from Friday, February 15, 2019,  through Friday, September 13, 2019. Call Gail Davis, Manager of Administrative Services, at 312-604-1400, ext. 402, or email elections@ctpf.org to request a packet.

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 hand-delivery, U.S.  Mail, email, or facsimile. The Fund reserves the right to request a candidate’s original nomination petitions.

Deadlines for Submission of Packets

  • For a Principal/Administrator or Pensioner Trustee candidate, signed nomination petitions and the candidate resume, if any, must be received by the Fund’s Recording Secretary no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
  • For a Teacher Trustee candidate, signed nomination petitions and the candidate resume, if any, must be received by the Fund’s Recording Secretary on or after Monday, September 16, 2019, but no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (CT).

Nominating petitions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Candidate Resume and Photo

  • The candidate resume and any accompanying photo must be submitted to the Election Coordinator, on behalf of the Recording Secretary, via email at elections@ctpf.org.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Voters

  • Pensioners receiving a service, reciprocal, or disability pension from CTPF as of October 1, 2019, shall be eligible to vote in the Pensioner Trustee election.
     
  • 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, 2019.
     
  • Principals/Administrators shall be eligible to vote in the Principal/Administrator Trustee election in accordance with Sections 17-138 and 139. Every Member who is a Principal/Administrator must have obtained such voter eligibility status on or before October 1, 2019.
     

 

2019 Election Calendar of Events

February 15

Nomination packets available and Notice of Election published.

September 13

5:00 p.m. (CT), last day to request a nomination packet.

September 16 First day for Teacher Trustee candidates to submit completed nomination petitions.

October 1

Last day to submit nomination packets. Completed nomination packets due to CTPF at 5:00 p.m. (CT).

October 18

Election materials mailed and online voting available for Pensioner and Principal/Administrator Trustee elections.

November 1

Unique voter identification numbers to be distributed for Teacher Trustee election.

November 1-7

Online voting available through Thursday, November 7, 2019,
at 5:00 p.m. (CT).

November 7

Voting closes for all elections at 5:00 p.m. (CT). All mail-in ballots must be received by this date and time.

November 21

Trustees sworn in during CTPF Board of Trustees meeting.

 

Pension Representative Information

Pension Representatives will distribute election information in schools. CTPF Pension Representatives can receive $50 for distributing election and voting materials in schools and another $50 for reviewing the Pension Representative webinar.

Additional Pension Rep information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact Lateef Moody, Supervisor, Member Education and Outreach, pensionreps@ctpf.org.

Administrative Rules Regarding Campaign Activities

Events with designated space for campaign activities are posted in the CTPF Calendar.  

II. B/305 Campaign Activities

a. Trustees and employees shall not intentionally engage in “campaign activities” (defined below) using Fund property or resources or during any compensated time (other than employee vacation, personal, or other compensatory time off).

b.  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. In the Fund’s sole discretion, the Fund may provide for a defined Fund-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.

c. No Trustee or employee may intentionally misappropriate the services of an employee by requiring an employee to perform any campaign activities

  • as part of that employee’s unofficial Fund duties,
  • as a condition of Fund employment, or (iii) during any time off that is compensated by the Fund (such as vacation, personal, or other compensatory time off).

d.  A Fund employee shall not be required at any time to participate in any campaign activities in consideration for that Fund employee being awarded any additional compensation or employee benefit, in the form of a raise, bonus, compensatory time off, continued employment, or otherwise. Likewise, a Fund employee shall not be awarded any additional compensation or employee benefit in consideration for the Fund employee’s voluntary participation in any campaign activities.

e. Nothing in this section otherwise prohibits protected speech or prohibits activities that are otherwise appropriate for Fund employees or Trustees to engage in as a part of their official Fund duties (e.g., employees and Trustees helping to administer the election, pursuant to Illinois law and to this Rule; Trustees carrying out their duties as members of the Election Committee: or otherwise prohibits activities that are undertaken by a Fund employee on a voluntary basis as permitted by law).

For purpose of this Rule, “campaign activity” includes any intentional effort, in violation of this Rule, to influence the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of any individual to a trustee position, including but not limited to collecting nominating petition signatures, preparing, distributing, or mailing campaign materials, soliciting votes, or campaigning for office.

 

 

Use of Fund Vendors

A candidate for Trustee shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, the services or resources of Fund Providers, or Prospective Providers as defined in the Code of Conduct/Ethics for the purpose of printing, distributing, or mailing campaign materials, or any monetary or other assistance for the candidate’s campaign. Find a list of current providers here.

 

CTPF Current Election Policy

Election Policy Effective 2019