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Article - State Personnel and Pensions


    (a)    (1)    Within 5 days of determination that a valid petition has been submitted, the Board shall notify interested employee organizations of the pending election petition.

        (2)    Within 10 days of determination that a valid petition has been submitted under § 3-402 of this subtitle or subsection (c)(2)(iii) of this section, the Department shall make available to all interested employee organizations reasonable and equivalent means to communicate by mail and in person with each employee in the appropriate bargaining unit for the purpose of soliciting the employee’s vote in an election held under this section.

    (b)    An election shall be held in any unit within 90 days after the filing of a valid petition for election in such unit in accordance with guidelines established by the Board.

    (c)    (1)    All elections shall be conducted by secret ballot.

        (2)    The Board shall place the following choices on the ballot:

            (i)    the name of the exclusive representative, if any;

            (ii)    the name of the employee organization designated in the petition filed under § 3-402 of this subtitle with respect to an appropriate bargaining unit;

            (iii)    the name of each employee organization designated in a petition filed with the Board, within 15 days of notice of the pending election petition, that includes the signatures of at least 10% of the employees in the appropriate bargaining unit; and

            (iv)    a provision for “no exclusive representative”.

    (d)    If none of the choices on a ballot receives a majority of the votes cast in an election, the Board shall conduct a runoff election between the choices that received the two highest number of votes in the election.

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