Voters sent an overwhelming message to unionize the local police department during Tuesday’s International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Bargaining Unit election held 4-7 p.m., in the
Boards & Commissions Room at the County Municipal Building.
Nineteen voters cast yes ballots and one voter cast a no ballot. There were two additional ballots that weren’t counted because they were sealed in envelopes as provisional ballots from probationary employees. However, those votes were not needed as part of the count because the 19 affirmative votes more than met the 40 percent of 23, or 10 affirmative votes required.
The results will officially be certified in a meeting 10 working days from the election.
Labor Management Relations Board members conducting and monitoring Tuesday’s election included: