Parties have 7 days after the tally of ballots has been prepared to file both objections and an offer of proof in support of those objections with the regional director. Requests for an extension of time to file this offer of proof will be granted by the regional director upon a showing of good cause. Under prior rules, parties had 14 days from the preparation of the tally of ballots to submit an offer of proof in support of objections.
The objecting party will also now be required to serve a copy of its objections, but not its offer of proof, on all parties at the same time that its objections are filed with the regional director, and a certificate of such service must be included with its objections. The regional director will transmit a copy of the objections, but not the offer of proof, to all other parties.
Objections may be filed electronically.