NDPERS is holding a Special Election to fill the unexpired term of a vacant board position.
The vacancy is for one active member. The term is set to end on June 30, 2023. An election will be held in the spring of 2023 for the next five-year term from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028.
The NDPERS Board welcomes your interest in this opening. The newly elected member can attend the monthly meeting remotely. The time spent on Board duties counts as work performed toward the member's full-time job as stated in ND Century Code section 54-52-03.5.
How do I become a candidate?
Review the eligibility requirements and file your Nomination Petition Form, including the necessary signatures, with the NDPERS office by 4 pm CT on Friday, September 23.
Any active member participating in any of the NDPERS retirement plans is eligible to serve as an elected member of the NDPERS Board. However, the ND Century Code restricts elected members to one per agency.
Currently, the Office of the State Tax Commissioner and the Department of Environmental Quality have members that serve on the Board. Therefore, if you are employed by either of these agencies, you are not eligible to be a candidate in the upcoming election.
The NDPERS retirement plans include:
- Main, Public Safety, State Law Enforcement, and Judges, as described in ND Century Code chapter 54-52
- Defined Contribution retirement plan, as described in ND Century Code chapter 54-52.6
- Highway Patrol retirement plan, as described in ND Century Code chapter 39-03.1
- Job Service retirement plan, as described in ND Century Code chapter 52-11
Filing a Nomination Petition
An eligible individual must obtain the signatures of at least 100 active eligible NDPERS members on the Nomination Petition Form to be nominated as a candidate for the vacancy. Candidates must certify and sign the header of the Nomination Petition Form.
- All filed petitions must have original signatures from active participating members in the NDPERS retirement plans.
- Scanned copies, printed copies and electronic signatures are not valid.
- Nomination Petitions must be filed on paper with the NDPERS office.
Download and print the Nomination Petition Form to collect your signatures. Candidates may reproduce, at their own expense, blank forms that meet the format requirements without requesting additional copies from NDPERS. You are encouraged to collect more than 100 signatures to avoid an insufficient number of valid signatures.
You will be notified by email of the validation of your candidacy.
Submit the Candidate's biography and headshot
You may email a short biography (not to exceed 200 words) and a personal headshot (.jpeg) for voters to learn more about the candidate. The absence of a photo or short biography will not invalidate your eligibility.
You may withdraw your nomination by providing written notice to NDPERS no later than 5 pm on September 30, 2022.
The election will be held online through Member Self Service (MSS) starting October 3 and ending on October 17.