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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.


-Josh Martin, PRP

#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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