Enough Machinists in town to count ballots?

Friday is the big day. Up to 31,000 Machinists will vote on the Boeing Co.’s latest contract offer at five locations in metro Puget Sound, including the Everett union hall. Friday also is smack-dab in the midst of Boeing’s annual holiday plant shutdown, which means many potential voters are out of town.

To accommodate them, District 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has arranged for electronic voting.

But there still will be thousands of paper ballots to count. With so many union members away, will there be enough volunteers to count them Friday night when polls close at 6 p.m.?

The union district has put out a call for volunteers. Unlike the last vote, when all ballots were counted at the district’s Seattle headquarters, this time ballots will be counted at each of the five poll locations. If you’re an IAM member and can help out, you’re asked to email volunteers@iam751.org.

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