840 CMR: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATION

840 CMR 7.00: STANDARD RULES FOR ELECTIONS

Section

7.01: General Provisions
7.02: Election Officer; Appeals to Board
7.03: Notice of Elections
7.04: Nominations
7.05: Election by Declaration
7.06: Official Election Ballots
7.07: Elections Conducted by Mail or at Polling Place
7.08: Absentee Ballots
7.09: Tabulation of Ballots
7.10: Election Results
7.11: Preservation of Ballots
7.12: Simultaneous Elections
7.13: Terms

7.01: General Provisions

(1) 840 CMR 7.00 is the standard rule for elections promulgated by the Public Employee Retirement
Administration Commission pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7, § 50 and M.G.L. c. 32, § 21. Except for
elections in county retirement systems, which shall be governed by the provisions of M.G.L. c. 32,
§§ 20(3)(b) and 20(3)(h), and in regional retirement systems which shall be governed by the provisions
of M.G.L. c. 34B, § 19(a), except as otherwise provided by the Commission, by supplementary rules
of a particular retirement board approved by the Commission pursuant to 840 CMR 14.02, or by
statute, 840 CMR 7.00 shall govern all elections of elected board members held under the supervision
of a retirement board or under the supervision of the Pension Reserve Investment Management Board.

(2) Unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context, the term "member", as used in
840 CMR 7.00, means member in service where the elected member is elected from members in
service and means member in or retired from service where the elected member is elected from
members in or retired from service.

(3) The elected retirement board member shall be elected by the members of the retirement system
from among their number. One elected PRIM Board member shall be an active or retired member of
the State Retirement System and shall be elected by the members in or retired from the State
Retirement System. The other elected PRIM Board member shall be an active or retired member of
the Teachers’ Retirement System and shall be elected by the members in or retired from the Teachers’
Retirement System. Members inactive, as defined by M.G.L. c. 32, § 3(1)(a)(ii), shall have the right
to vote in board elections.

(4) If otherwise eligible and allowed by law, board staff may be elected to a board.

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