November 12, 2021
The voting period for the Place 8 and Place 9 position is closed.
The 2021 COAERS Board of Trustees election for Active Member Place 8 and Place 9 is underway, and the voting period is now open! From now until December 1st at 5 pm, active City of Austin employees can cast their votes. This year, six members declared their candidacy for the two open Board positions. You can learn about all the candidates in this election by reading their candidate statements. Candidate statements contain information about each candidate, their experiences and qualifications, and their reason for wanting to serve on the COAERS Board of Trustees. Candidate statements can be found in three places: 1) with your paper ballot, 2) linked on the online voting website, and 3) on the COAERS website (available in English and Spanish).
How to Vote in the Election
COAERS members have the option to cast their vote through the mail-in paper ballot or by voting online. Active City of Austin employees can vote for two candidates in the Active Member Place 8 and Place 9 positions. Please note that safeguards are also in place to ensure that members cannot vote more than once or use more than one method to vote.
On October 18, paper ballots were mailed to all eligible Active members. Each ballot contains unique voting credentials assigned to each active member. On the paper ballot, members should select only two candidates from the slate. Once you’ve filled out your ballot, use the business reply envelope to return your completed paper ballot in the mail. No postage is necessary to mail your ballot.
As an alternative to the paper ballot, COAERS members can vote online. COAERS has partnered with YesElection once again to make online voting possible. Online voting information is located on the paper ballot, along with each COAERS members’ unique election code and pin. Members who have an email on file with COAERS were also sent election information via email from YesElection with their unique voter identification code and pin. To vote online, enter your identification information, and follow the instructions to cast your vote.
To ensure that your vote is cast in a timely way, we encourage members to vote online or return ballots WELL before the election deadline. If you need assistance with your election materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.