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Special Election for Active Teacher Representative to the Board Has Commenced

Friday, August 31, 2018

Due to a vacancy, the District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB) has commenced a Special Election for an Active Teacher Trustee, to complete the term ending January 27, 2021. The election schedule is as follows:

Notice of election and request for nominations, including statement of candidacy forms mailed/made available August 31, 2018
Statement of candidacy forms due to election official by 5 pm ET September 19, 2018
Drawing of lots for placement on election ballot (may be attended by Candidates or designated authorized representative) October 22, 2018
Election ballots mailed/online and telephone voting opens November 5, 2018
Last day to submit election ballots to Election Official (by 11:59pm ET) December 5, 2018
Election official tallies the ballots December 7, 2018
Certification of election results by the Board December 20, 2018
Election results published in the DC Register December 28, 2018
Any challenges to election may be filed with DCRB, in writing, by 5 pm ET January 27, 2019
Trustee term begins January 28, 2019

An “Active Teacher” is defined in the DCRB Election Rules as follows:

Active Teacher- ‘[A]n employee of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) in a salary class position ET 1-15 or an employee of a District of Columbia public charter school who is an active member of the District of Columbia Teachers' Retirement Plan (Teachers' Plan).’ This does not include their survivors and beneficiaries.

Active Teachers may cast their ballots via regular postal mail, telephone, or online.

Please note, DCRB has retained a new Election Official, Election-America, Inc. Any communications you may receive from this vendor are legitimate. If you do not receive a ballot or if you have any inquiries regarding the election, please contact Election-America, Inc. by phone at 1(888) 914-5654 or by email at info+DCRB@election-america.com.