2020 Election Central

Overview Shontrese King

Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund
2020 Notice of Annual Trustee Election

Teacher Trustee Election

November 2-6, 2020, CTPF will hold an election for:

  • Two (2) Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms from November 2020-2023
    (voting available November 2-6, 2020).

CTPF Election Policy

The CTPF Election Policy includes additional information.

Teacher Trustee Candidate Eligibility

Individuals who wish to run for office must meet the following criteria as of October 1, 2020:

  1. Be a CTPF Member, other than a Principal/Administrator, as defined by the Illinois Pension Code (40 ILCS5/17-106);
  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); and
  3. Be nominated by a petition signed by at least 200 contributors who are not Principal/Administrators, as provided in 40 ILCS 5/17- 139(1).

Nomination Packets Available

Nomination packets are now available. Contact Gail Davis: 312.604.1400, ext. 402, or email elections@ctpf.org to request a packet. Completed nomination packets must be returned to CTPF between September 16 and October 1, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., (CT).

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.

Completed nomination packets must be returned to CTPF between September 16 and October 1, 2020, 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, by October 1, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CT).

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, 2020.

Voting Process

Voting shall be by secure electronic ballot. Pension Representatives will distribute voting credentials to teachers in schools for the Teacher Trustee election. Citywide teachers who are not assigned to a school will receive voting credentials by mail.

Election reminders and voting credentials will be emailed to all members with email addresses on file with CTPF.

Voting must be completed by 5:00 p.m., (CT), on November 6, 2020.

Schedule of Election Events

February 18 Nomination packets are available.
September 15 Last day to request nomination packets.
Packets must be requested by 5:00 p.m. (CT).
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 by 5:00 p.m. (CT).
October 30 Unique voter identification numbers to be distributed
in schools.
November 2-6 Online voting available through November 6, 2020, at
5:00 p.m. (CT).
November 6 Voting closes at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
November 19 Trustees sworn in during CTPF Board of Trustees meeting.

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 will be posted on the website (www.ctpf.org/calendar).