Notice of Election
This June, SamCERA will hold an election for three seats on the Board of Retirement. Read the election notice for important dates and how to file as a candidate.
SAN MATEO COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
NOTICE OF ELECTION
TO ELECT THREE MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF
Notice is hereby given that one GENERAL MEMBER is to be elected to fill the second position, and one SAFETY MEMBER is to be elected to fill the seventh position on SamCERA’s Board of Retirement. An Alternate Safety member will also be elected.
General Member Eligibility: Candidates must be active SamCERA General members.
Retired Member and Alternate Retired Member Eligibility: Candidates must be active SamCERA Safety or Probation members.
Alternate Safety Member Seat: For the purposes of this election, Safety membership is divided into two groups, Probation and Sheriff. The candidate for the Safety member seat who receives the highest total number of votes will be elected to the Safety member seat. The candidate who is in a different group from the candidate elected to the Safety member seat and who receives the highest number of votes of any candidate of that group will be elected as Alternate Safety member.
Member Terms: The General member, the Safety member and the Alternate Safety member shall serve from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024.
Nomination Petitions: No nomination signatures are required for this election. At its February 23, 2021 meeting, the Board of Retirement suspended the requirement of ten (10) nomination signatures contained in Regulation Section 4.5 and suspended the disqualification of candidates for failure to submit the required qualification nomination signatures set forth in Regulation 4.7 for only this June 14, 2021 election due to the continued State of Emergency as a result of the threat of Covid-19.
Declarations of Candidacy: This form will be available beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 through Monday, May 3, 2021. Qualified Candidates may obtain Candidacy Papers in person at:
Registration & Elections Division
Office of the Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
County of San Mateo
40 TOWER ROAD, SAN MATEO, CA 94402
Completed Declaration of Candidacy: This completed form must be filed in person with the Registration & Elections Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2021.
Please contact the Elections Office at (650) 312-5222 if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment to file Candidacy Papers.
The election will be held on MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021, and in all other respects will be conducted in accordance with Article 4 of the Regulations of the Board of Retirement. These regulations are available at the Elections Office or SamCERA’s website at: www.samcera.org.
Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-Clerk-Recorder