OLMS Issues Guidance on Internet Voting
On October 19, 2016, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) posted a compliance tip on its website on remote electronic voting in labor union officer elections. The guidance applies to labor unions representing private sector and federal government employees. OLMS developed the guidance to explain how the labor union election laws (under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act) apply when unions use Internet-based voting systems to elect their officers.
The guidance provides information for labor unions that would like to implement electronic voting systems.