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J. J.

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  1. The voter, in order to identify how he votes, could be required to sign his ballot in the presence of the secretary, or somehow publicly verify how he voted. That would prevent me from signing the name "Shmuel Gerber," or saying that I voted no when I voted yes. It might be advisable for Mr. Greenberg to see the article "On the Record," National Parliamentarian, Fourth Quarter 2000. I do not have a digital copy, but one could be gotten from the National Association of Parliamentarians. I think it covers the very legitimate situation issue you are raising.
  2. The only thing that I think could possibly create a problem is if there was a special rule requiring the ballots to be "official" to be credited.
  3. The questioner said " since it was presented to the department ahead of time," so that may not apply. Yes, if notice was required by the bylaws, it would be null and void. There is a possibility of using a majority of the entire membership in some cases. Say hello to the condors for me.
  4. Unless the vote was by ballot, or required to be by ballot, it sounds like it is too late to raise a point of order.
  5. I think it should be treated like an election, at least if the motion is adopted with a blank; that would include the possibility of reopening suggestions. However, the 11th edition does not say that.
  6. Who elected the vice president? Does the vice president have to be a board member?
  7. If you are asking the general question, "Can a person be eligible to run for election and become a director on our Co-op board if they do not meet the eligibility requirements for office as expressed in our bylaws or superior rules," the answer is no (p. 445, ll. 19-22). The question will be if someone runs or is elected a director is, in fact, ineligible. That second question is one that your organization will have to answer.
  8. Or, you could just contact the author, who would happy to send you the text.
  9. Usually. I'm not hanging out with J. J. that much anymore.
  10. As I've indicated, this could be a bylaw interpretation question. It would be better to amend the bylaws to state if this a matter of "continuing eligibility" or a requirement at election. I hate giving the bylaw interpretation answer, but it often is.
  11. Agreeing with you, I would note that some, if not most, of those types of hearing are governed by RONR.
  12. I found it. Precedent and RONR, National Parliamentarian, Third Quarter 2012. I'm sorry, but my memory is going. Edit: I am attaching a copy because it sounds so much like this thread. NP 31.doc
  13. If it were found that the motion electing the officer was still in effect them a point of order could be raised based on p. 445, ll. 19-22. I would refer you to a paper, but I forget which that it is.
  14. Could the board go into executive session and exclude everyone who is not a voting member? (Obviously, this assumes that there is no bylaw or higher provision to the contrary.)
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