Report Nominations and Voting process in General Discussion Posted September 20, 2021 at 09:00 PM RONR advises that each office (in the order listed in the bylaws) be opened for nominations in turn. I don't think it would be a large problem to do it as you suggest, particularly if you're expecting few or no nominations from the floor, but then again it takes only a few seconds to say: "Are there any further nominations for President? [pause] If not... [pause] nominations are closed. Are there any further nominations for Vice president? [pause] ...", etc. It is more important that any desired nominations should be properly recognized than it is to adhere perfectly to procedure. As for the election, it will depend on your bylaws. If your bylaws specify that a ballot vote, without any exception for unopposed offices, then that is what is required, and the rule may not be suspended. The ballot must allow for write-in votes unless they are prohibited by the bylaws, which would be unusual. But if a ballot is not mandatory, and if only one candidate has been nominated for an office, the chair simply announces that the single nominee is elected by acclamation (without any vote). There are two basic ways to run nominations and elections You may take nominations for, say president, and then elect the president; then move on to the next office and repeat. Or, you may get all nominations made first, then close nominations, and run the election for all offices. Which method is used may be a matter of custom in your organization, or can be decided by the membership, or if there is no objection, by the method suggested by the chair.