1777 Truss v. Local Union 600 General Council

Case No: 1777


It is occasionally necessary to rerun an election when a sufficient level of disarray in the electoral process is established, but when the electoral process itself has not been compromised, a credible recount is the preferable remedy. The kind of improprieties that would require a new election are not present here. There has been no indication that anyone had an opportunity to tamper with the ballots. As we have noted, the ballots were secured by being placed in the custody of the CPA firm during the entire period following the election. There has been no claim of dishonesty or bias on the part of the CPA firm’s employees. The Local Election Committee should work with the CPA firm in the future to establish a method for completing a meaningful reconciliation and report on all the ballots issued in any election.