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  1. Elections

    I think I understand that an election may be contested by raising a point of order. That point of order must be timely. When the point of order is raised the Chair would ask for a motion from the membership to have a recount. The elections committee (tellers) would do the recount. If a member contest the ballot vote count of her totals (she was candidate and did not win) and ask to review the ballots, is that permissible? Can she do that in front of the secretary who would have ballots after the election. Our bylaws do not address the this issue. Thank you!
  2. Election Contested

    J. J. Does the information above, give sufficient notice? Thank you!!
  3. Election Contested

    -events prior to meeting 14 days prior- Notification sent out via Call for Nominations email. Date of Elections was provided in the Call for Nominations Guidelines -9 days prior - Newsletter included Call for Nominations reminder and again included Call for Nominations Guidelines with the election date -5 days prior - Reminder email with Sample ballot and election guidelines, reminders was sent out in Weekly Newsletter and indicated that election would take date 2 days prior - Additional reminder email with sample ballot and election guidelines was sent out in Weekly Newsletter and indicated that election day
  4. Election Contested

    Hello Your help needed. We have a couple of members that want to contest our election based on the fact that our membership did not recieve 10 days notification of election. Our bylaws state "Prior written notice of ten days for any election shall be given to chapter members via U.S. postal service communication." Which is debatable, because the President did send notice out via US mail, but it was sent out with other information as: campaign information and again with sample ballot. Also, it is in our bylaws that all elections are to be held in April and it was announced at a previous meetings. Based on RONR (11th ed.) pp. 444-446 shouldn't this have been done prior to voting and not after these candidates lost election? What other recourse do we have in dealing with this issue? Thank you!!
  5. At our Executive Meeting the Nominating Chair presented the names of all members running for office and who nominated them. A member said the name of the member that nominated the candidates should not be posted because it violated privacy. It is not addressed in the organizations bylaws. The Parliamentarian agreed with the member but could not give a reference in RROO. Is thst addressed in Roberts and should nominator be made public? Thanks for your help! Cheery
  6. Vacancy on Nominating Committee

    Thank you all for your replies!
  7. Vacancy on Nominating Committee

    We will include the change in our next bylaw change, but still not sure how that vacancy would be handled, so we can include proper order in the bylaws. Thanks
  8. If elections have already occurred, and a vacancy occurs on the Nominating committee who appoints that member to fill it. The organization bylaws state that the president appoints all officer and committee vacancies. However, isnt the President suppose to be impartial and have no involvement with the nominating committee?