How is the balloting conducted?
The Regional Director, through Regional Office agents, conducts all elections by secret ballot. Depending upon the circumstances, elections are accomplished either by manual balloting, mail balloting, or a combination of both methods. Whatever method is used, the Regional Office agents are responsible for ensuring the integrity of the secret-ballot process for the duration of the election. The agents are responsible for ensuring that employees are given the opportunity to vote ballots without interference, restraint, or coercion.