Vote Count Gets Underway in Election of NewsGuild President

Updated 4:10 p.m. EDT

The ballot total has been revised to 2,227. Two pieces of mail retrieved from the post office box were not intended for the Guild.

May 13, 2019 – Members of the Sector Election and Referendum Committee (SERC) have begun processing ballots in the election of The NewsGuild-CWA president. Ballots were retrieved from the post office box in Washington, DC, on May 13 and transported to the MITAGS facility outside Baltimore, where the count is taking place.

SERC Chairman Scott Edmonds reported that 2,229 ballots were returned. More than 16,000 ballots were mailed to eligible voters.

Before the actual counting can begin, envelopes containing the ballots must be matched against the roster of eligible voters and ballots must be removed from the secret ballot envelopes.