The counting of ballots in the ADDA disaffiliation vote has started at AFSCME headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
According to the CPA firm hired specifically for the election, 208 ballots have been received.
The task of verifying the ballots is underway, and we will publish the results as soon as possible.
The ballots have been verified and counting has commenced. 52.25% of ADDA members cast votes, an exceptionally high turnout that likely favors Debbaudt's disaffiliation campaign.
7:55pm The process of counting the ballots is quite simple and transparent. The CPA looks at the verified ballot and announces whether it's a vote to "withdraw" or "stay." So far approximately half the ballots have been counted, and it looks like the word "withdraw" is heard twice as often as "stay" suggesting a landslide for disaffiliation.
8:05pm. ADDA votes to disaffiliate!
Of 208 votes cast, 143 were for disaffiliation and 65 were to remain with AFSCME.