Report Nominations to Executive Board in General Discussion Posted June 20, 2017 Just now, Daniel H. Honemann said: As previously stated, the rule in RONR appears to be that nothing in Articles of Incorporation can be suspended unless the Articles themselves so provide, and therefore, as a general rule, such articles should contain only what is necessary to obtain their acceptance. (RONR, 11th ed., pp. 11-12). If this rule is deemed to be applicable to your situation, then I would think that no nominations can be taken from the floor. However, from what you have posted, it appears that your Articles of Incorporation are designed to contain virtually all of he rules which would, here in the United States, ordinarily be contained in bylaws, raising some doubt about the applicability of what RONR says in this connection. As a consequence, I am unable to give you an answer to your question in which I can have any confidence. I suppose if an effort is made during your next meeting to reopen nominations, this question will have to be resolved by your congregation's assembly through the point of order, ruling, and appeal process outlined in Sections 23 and 24 in RONR. I think it is also of significance to note that nothing you have posted from your governing documents indicates that write-in votes during your ballot elections are prohibited. Thank you again for your helpful response! I think we will need to revisit our governing documents and make some changes and additions for the future.