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Our Nominating Committee met, a candidate accepted a nomination for an Officer position and the slate of Officers were announced. Same Candidate has now served notice, according to the Bylaws within the proper time frame and to the proper people, to run from the floor for a different position against another slated Officer.  Does the candidate need to withdraw from the slate of Officers position she accepted the nomination for her to run for a different office?  The election meeting is in 5 days..  

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15 minutes ago, Guest Jpw1126 said:

Does the candidate need to withdraw from the slate of Officers position she accepted the nomination for

Not based on any rule in RONR.  There are no limits to the number of positions a person may be a candidate for in RONR.  Any such restriction would have to be in your own bylaws. If your members believe this conduct is somehow "unseemly", your recourse is to elect someone else to one or both of the positions and/or to consider a motion of censure if you believe the conduct justifies a censure. It does not violate any rule in RONR but your members might find the conduct repugnant.

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Even if your bylaws prohibit one person from holding more than one office (RONR does not) it is still possible to be a candidate for multiple offices and, if elected to more than one, to decide at that point which to accept.  (If the candidate is not present, the assembly can decide.)

 

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