What happens if the result of an election is inconclusive where there are three choices none of which receives a majority of the votes cast?

In an election involving at least three choices and none of the choices receives a majority of the valid votes cast, a runoff election will be conducted between the two choices receiving the most and second most number of votes.  See Section 2422.28 of the Regulations.  

  • For example, in an election where 500 people voted and assuming no challenged ballots, if labor organization A receives 125 votes cast, labor organization B receives 240 votes cast, and "no union" receives 135 votes cast, there will be a runoff election between the two choices "labor organization B" and "no union."  If labor organization B receives a majority of the valid votes cast in the runoff election it is certified as the exclusive representative.