2017 Board of Trustees Election
Nominations for the LASERS Board of Trustees election open March 1 and close July 14 at 4:30 p.m. (Central Time). Every two years, LASERS members are asked to cast their ballots for candidates for the 13-member Board.
Three candidates must be elected by active members. One candidate must be selected by retirees.
For more information, read the Election Rules. The Nomination packets have specifics on candidate requirements and qualifications.
2017 Election Schedule of Events
(This schedule may be modified by the Executive Director of LASERS in the event of a disaster or emergency declared by executive order or proclamation of the Governor.)
|March 1, 2017
(first day in March)
|July 11, 2017
(second Tuesday in July)
|All nominating petitions, qualifications, platforms, and photos due to LASERS by 4:30 p.m. (Central Time).
Signed nominating petitions will be accepted if received by facsimile or email by the date nominations are closed, as long as the original nominating petition with signatures is received by 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) July 14, 2017 (first Friday following close of nominations). If originals are not received by that deadline, the person in whose name they are submitted shall not be qualified as a candidate.
|July 17, 2017
(Monday following second
Tuesday in July)
|Drawing to determine candidate positions on ballot.|
|September 22, 2017
(fourth Friday in September)
|Final day that information on candidates/ballots mailed to members.|
|October 27, 2017
(fourth Friday in October)
|Votes must be received by 4:30 p.m. (Central Time).|
|November 1, 2017
(Wednesday following fourth Friday)
|Votes tallied and verified by this date.|
|November 17, 2017
(Regular November Board Meeting)
|Board certifies and authorizes publication of ballot count.|
|January 2018||Newly elected Trustees receive orientation and are sworn in.|