SBS Launches Online Voting System for OPEIU Local 107

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Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 107 (OPEIU Local 107) and Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) establish successful online voting system for tri-annual contract agreement.

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The staff at SBS worked with us to design an online vote that met all our objectives... everything went off without a hitch.

MINNEAPOLIS – July 17, 2012 – SBS, a leading provider of election services and secure Internet voting systems, announced an 84.3% response rate for OPEIU Local 107’s tri-annual contract agreement vote.

Once every three years, members of OPEIU Local 107 vote on the contract agreement between their organization and Bristow Helicopters. This vote ratifies or rejects changes to the collective bargaining agreement used to regulate members’ hours of work, wages, and other conditions of employment. OPEIU Local 107’s challenge was to ensure participation by establishing an accessible election for its membership. OPEIU Local 107 met this challenge by implementing a SBS online voting system.

“We selected SBS to conduct our contract ratification vote for three reasons: a legal requirement to conduct a 'secret ballot' vote, the desire to demonstrate to the membership that our executive board was completely removed from the election process, and our members/pilots work at various operating bases along the Gulf Coast and in Alaska and, when off duty, live across the country,” said Pete Catalano, President of OPEIU Local 107. “We needed a service that could meet our need for security and still handle this diverse group.”

“The staff at SBS worked with us to design an online vote that met all our objectives, and then continued to work with our members throughout the thirty-day voting period to see that everything went off without a hitch. We couldn't be more satisfied with the service or the professionalism of the SBS staff.”

For more information on how SBS assisted OPEIU Local 107 with its contract agreement vote, visit

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Since 1990, Survey & Ballot Systems has been providing customers with the tools and resources to conduct highly successful elections. The world’s top associations, cooperatives, and member organizations trust SBS to plan and manage their elections. SBS election services include traditional paper ballot elections, online voting software, telephone voting, and hybrid voting systems. If your organization could benefit from conducting the highest quality election available, with guaranteed and certified results, make sure to visit

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