514.1 - Presence of Representatives
Ballots shall be tallied in the presence of the parties' representatives. The count shall proceed as set forth in this section.
514.2 - Challenged Ballots - Inclusion
The Board's agent shall segregate the challenged ballots. The challenged ballots shall be opened and counted only if they have been resolved by the parties and they could be determinative of the outcome of the election.
514.3 - Challenged Ballots - Determinative
If challenged ballots have not been resolved, and if the challenges could affect the outcome of the election, the Board shall treat the challenges in the same manner as objections to the election. (See Section 515)
514.4 - Professional and Non-professional Unit
When the election includes a vote on a combined professional and non-professional unit, the ballots on unit preference shall be tallied first. If a majority of the professional employees casting valid ballots votes for a combined unit, the ballots on choice of representative, if any, shall be tallied together. If the majority of professional employees voting fails to vote for a combined unit, the ballots on choice of representative, if any, shall be tallied separately.
514.5 - Preservation of Ballots
The Board shall preserve all ballots until the conclusion of any related proceedings.