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Ex-Officio

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Members ex officio have the same rights as all other members unless restricted by the bylaws.

According to RONR, being delinquent in dues does not disqualify a member from voting or from any other rights if membership.  Such a provision would have to be in your bylaws.

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1 hour ago, System Control said:

If an ex-officio of a board but not a paid general membership can they still vote in a general membership?

No.

If a position is defined as a BOARD position, then there is no automatic carry-over to GENERAL MEMBERSHIP.

Likewise:

If a position is defined as a GENERAL MEMBERSHIP position, then there is no automatic carry-over to BOARD.

To cover the other dropping shoe:

If a position is defined as an organization-wide position, i.e., without a MEETING BODY to which it is tied, then the position is probably a generic position, as may be the case with "president" or "secretary", in most organizations. (Beware: some organizations do such draw a line.)

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Example:

If a university board of trustees includes the governor of the state as an ex officio member of the board of trustees, the governor is not automatically on any sub-body.

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After reading Mr. Goldsworthy's response, realize I might have misunderstood the original question. Actually, I don't think the original poster gave us enough information for any of us to know exactly what the situation is.  A bit if clarification would help. 

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I would settle for English.

If the question is whether an ex-officio member of a board who has not gone through the process of becoming a general member can vote at a general membership meeting, the answer is no, unless the bylaws say otherwise.

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