2022 Notice of Election

Teachers and Principal/Administrators will elect representatives this fall

CTPF will hold elections for:   

  • Two Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms from November 2022 – November 2025 

  • One Principal/Administrator Trustee to serve a three-year term from November 2022 – November 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 17, 2022. Voting closes on November 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (CT). 

Candidate Eligibility 

Teacher Trustee 

Candidates for Teacher Trustee must be a CTPF Member, other than a Principal/Administrator, as defined by the Illinois Pension Code (40 ILCS5/17-106); 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 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).  

Principal/Administrator Trustee  

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

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, 2022. 

Principals/Administrators shall be eligible to vote for Principals/Administrators Trustee 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, 2022. 

Candidate Nomination Packets 

Candidate nomination packets will be available starting April 1, 2022. Contact Election Coordinator Gail Davis: 312.604.1400, ext. 402, or email elections@ctpf.org to request a packet. Please note, the candidate 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 Candidate 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 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (CT). 

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. 

2022 Credentials Form - All Pension Reps must have a 2022 Credentials Form on file to receive a stipend for the 2022-2023 year.

2022 Digital Election Poster  - CTPF is sending posters to schools, and providing digital versions. If you have a way to distribute the PDF to your colleagues, please download it and share. 

Pension Rep Emails 

Pension Rep Email #1 - click here to download the email sent to Pension Representatives on April 8, 2022.

Schedule of Election Events

April 1, 2022

Nomination packets available.

September 15, 2022Last day to request nomination packets. Packets must be requested by 5:00 p.m. (CT). 

September 16, 2022

First day for Teachers to submit completed nomination petitions. 

September 30, 2022

Last day to submit a nomination packet. Packets due to CTPF at 5:00 p.m. (CT).   

Week of October 17, 2022

Election materials mailed and online voting available 

November 4, 2022

Voting closes for all elections at 5:00 p.m. (CT).  

November 17, 2022

Trustees sworn in during CTPF Board of Trustees meeting. 

2022 Election Policy

The CTPF Board of Trustees has approved changes to the Election Policy in January 2022, 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 2022.  

Click here to download the 2022 Election Policy


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