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  2. Mr. Harrison is right. RONR does not permit absentee voting unless it is authorized in the bylaws or by statute . Therefore, you will have to look to your own rules for an answer as to whether an absentee ballot counts towards s quorum. If RONR is the authority, they don't count st all... for anything... not even as a valid ballot.
  3. What do your bylaws say? Do they specifically permit absentee voting? How do they define a quorum?
  4. Does and absentee ballot count towards the quorum?
  5. An even number board does not always result in a "tie" issue because of absences or those who abstain.
  6. I agree. In this situation, the president votes (or can vote) all the time.
  7. I suppose that eventually, the membership will elect the director for this position. Check the details.
  8. Based on a lot of the questions I've seen posted here, many of which get moved to the general discussion forum, I would say that we should not be making such an assumption unless it is a regular poster.
  9. Can't we assume that anyone posting in the Advanced Discussion Forum would at least have a copy of the book?
  10. You're confident pjag has a copy of the 11th edition of RONR? pjag, do you have a copy of it?
  11. In general an appointing official has the power to remove and replace his/her appointees, at will. But if your parliamentarian was a professional under contract or was in his job by virtue of some other arrangement beyond simple appointment, there might be legal or administrative aspects to consider. We don't do legal here.
  12. If the President resigns what happens to to the Parlimentarian? We recently had a President resign and we voted a new one in. With that is she is able to choose who her Parlimentarian is or does the former President's Parlimentarian remain? In our bylaws it states that the President appoints who they would like to be their Parlimentarian. Any insight on this matter would help thank you.
  13. See RONR 11th ed., p. 501, ll. 14-26.
  14. What is the rule to handle a committee member who criticizes another member during a meeting?
  15. And remember even if the President shouldn't vote, if they are a member of the assembly they always have the right to vote.
  16. Yesterday
  17. You might also see FAQ No.1: http://www.robertsrules.com/faq.html#1
  18. It sure sounds to me as though however "chaotic" it might have been, no one objected in any way (as in, offered anything in the nature of a point of order). If that is the case, then any error was only procedural, and would have to have been raised immediately after the vote.
  19. Since you say you're dealing with a board, you should be aware that boards of about a dozen or so members can adopt RONR's small board rules, which allow the presiding officer of the board (usually the president) to vote along with everyone else, as well as participate fully in debate.
  20. Note that what my colleague says is not that the president votes to "break a tie," but that the president votes (or may vote) when his or her vote will "determine the outcome." Since a tie vote means that the question does not have a majority in favor and therefore is defeated, that would be the case on a motion requiring a majority vote for adoption either when the vote is a tie and the president wants the motion to pass, or when one more vote in the negative would create a tie, and the president wants the motion to be defeated. Same on two thirds or other voting thresholds, but with different numbers of votes (create two thirds in the affirmative, or deny two thirds in the affirmative, etc).
  21. I wish RONR at this point said something more like, "the assembly, board or committee to which the committee being appointed belongs or reports." But as it doesn't, this is my interpretation of its meaning as well.
  22. Try pages 405-406. In general the chair should not vote unless he/she REALLY wants to and the vote will determine the outcome. This helps to maintain his impartiality. (Ballot votes: he votes with all others as his wishes remain unknown, technically.) Don't forget that voting to make a tie (and defeat a motion, or cause an election to be incomplete) is an much "determining the outcome" as voting to break a tie, and thus adopt a motion.
  23. Perhaps with a little "friendly persuasion", the board can find some other person (your proverbial "dark horse") on whom a majority will settle, so you can get on with business (and living).
  24. Still dealing with the even number board. Some say that RRO says that a president should only vote to break a tie. Is that true and if so, where is that located. I am sorry, I just can't find it... not being lazy. Nothing in the club by laws deal with this, but was told that if the by laws are silent about something then RRO takes precedent.
  25. Yes the president resigned and the by laws state that the vice president moves up. Now to replace the vp the board of directors has to pick. but they can't... there are an even number.
  26. Duplicate, see other post.
  27. There is nothing in RONR about size of a nominating committee, nor if the number of members should be odd or even. RONR strongly recommends that the president should not be a member.
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