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#1 Guest_Alyssa_*

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

At a recent meeting, there was a quorum present when the meeting was called to order. Throughout the meeting, members left. By the time we had to take a vote on some business matters, there was no longer a quorum so a vote was not taken.

 

Are we able to vote via email with the members that were present at the beginning of the meeting (this would be a quorum)? Or must we include every member of the Board (even the ones who were not present at the meeting at all)?



#2 Josh Martin

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:40 AM

At a recent meeting, there was a quorum present when the meeting was called to order. Throughout the meeting, members left. By the time we had to take a vote on some business matters, there was no longer a quorum so a vote was not taken.

 

Are we able to vote via email with the members that were present at the beginning of the meeting (this would be a quorum)? Or must we include every member of the Board (even the ones who were not present at the meeting at all)?

 

You can't vote by e-mail at all unless your bylaws authorize you to do so. If your bylaws authorize voting by e-mail, every member of the board must be included unless your bylaws provide otherwise.


Even when this is not specifically noted, all answers should be assumed to include the caveat "unless your organization's rules or applicable law provide otherwise."

#3 Guest_Alyssa_*

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thank you!



#4 Weldon Merritt

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

If your bylaws authorize voting by e-mail, every member of the board must be included . . . .

That doesn't mean that every member of the board actually must vote; but every member must be given the opportunity to do so. A member still may choose to abstain.


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#5 HotPoppy

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

Yes, treat it like a new meeting.  Everyone gets to vote.  





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