About 1,800 deputies and district attorney investigators are voting whether to make membership in the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs mandatory.

From The Orange County Register:

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs has quietly launched an effort to make membership in the union mandatory – a potentially controversial effort given the hundreds of thousands of dollars the group spends on failed political campaigns.

The association, which represents about 1,800 deputies and district attorney investigators, sent out ballots on Nov.1, with a deadline of Dec. 14 for return, according to a memo by county Human Resources Director Carl Crown.

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