General Memo 535


Executive, Employee, and Annuitant Trustee Elections

June 30, 2005

In November, IMRF employers will elect one Executive Trustee, active members will elect two Employee Trustees, and retirees will elect one Annuitant Trustee. All terms of office will be for five years: January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2010.

You can obtain information on nominating procedures, qualifications, and ballots as well as sample petitions and biographical questionnaires for each election by calling an IMRF Service Representative at 1-800-ASK-IMRF (1-800-275-4673) or by visiting the Board of Trustee area of the IMRF website at

Public Act 93-615, the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, includes prohibitions against political activity during work hours. It is our opinion that these prohibitions do not apply to elections for the IMRF Board of Trustees. Gathering signatures and other activities of running for the IMRF Board are not included in prohibited political activity regulated by the Act.