The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 18, 2011
Voting deadline approaching for two big elections

100806 ballot-box.jpgJust a reminder that voting in two significant elections ends this week.

CalPERS members have until Thursday to return their ballots for the the fund's Board of Administration special election. Eight candidates are vying for the seat vacated when Kurato Shimada resigned last year. If no one receives a majority of votes, CalPERS will hold a runoff election between the two candidates with the most support.

The fund has more information on its website.

Friday is the last day that SEIU Local 1000 members can turn in their ballots for the union's officer election. Counting will start on Saturday, 9 a.m., at 1321 Howe Ave., Suite 200 in Sacramento. Observers are welcome. The union plans to announce the results on Monday. Click this link for more about Local 1000's election rules.


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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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