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  1. Background A slate of officers has already been presented to the general members this month. All those nominated accepted the nomination before being placed on the slate by the Nominating Committee. The election of officers will take place during next month's general meeting per bylaws. In the meantime, one of those on the slate has now removed their name for consideration BEFORE next month's the election. This person was the only one on the slate for that given officer position. What do we need to do to fill that position? 1) Open up nominations again during next month's meeting, al
  2. The bylaw states: c) When the slate has been approved by the Board, the Secretary shall mail the list, including the full name and address of each candidate to each member of the Club via the October Bulletin, but in no case later than by a mailing on or prior to October seventh (7th), so that additional nominations may be made by the members as described below in (d) if they so desire. The slate was e-mailed October 8th, one day late. The email is date stamped so there is no question that it was late. There are also candidates running from the floor by petition. There is no question that th
  3. Can a person be nominated for a position that they do not hold all the qualifications for, as long as they will meet said qualifications prior to taking office, should they win he election.
  4. The relevant portion of the bylaws reads: "Candidates for Board membership shall be nominated by the Board Development Committee. Each Trustee shall be elected by the majority vote of those members present at the Annual Meeting at which the candidate is presented." There are no qualifications for Trustee other than being a member of the organization. Two questions: 1. Is it proper for the chair to state at the Annual Meeting or Notice of Meeting that there will be no additional nominations from the floor? 2. Is it proper for the chair to allow a vote only on the "sl
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    Can a seated President nominate a member for a president or nominates a member for any board position during an open nomination meeting? Thanks
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    Declined Nomination

    Per our by laws, we nominate eligible members for the executive committee positions this month and vote next. If a member was nominated for a position, but verbally declines the nomination to the membership, can that person still be a write in vote?
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    I have a situation I am not sure about. Our President resigned a quarter way through their term of office. They continue to come to meetings and cause trouble. At election time gets nominated for another position before her original term is up? Can they run?
  8. In a small non-profit society with approximately 10 board members, elections for directors at the AGM seem generally to come from the floor. I attended an AGM recently where several members nominated themselves (and, not surprisingly, were voted in). I have never seen this before, and find this somewhat bizarre. Is there any precedent for self-nomination? I'm not sure of the content of this organization's Constitution. I can find nothing in the Societies Act, other than " The members of a society may, in accordance with the bylaws, nominate, elect or appoint directors. " And in RONR, it s
  9. Is there ordinarily debate after nominations are closed? Or does an election immediately follow the closing of nominations without debate? Our bylaws provide that we follow Robert's Rules when not inconsistent with the bylaws. For a particular election, the bylaws provide that candidates must submit their names in advance of the meeting (no nominations are allowed from the floor), and that each candidate is entitled to address the assembly for a specified period of time. The bylaws provide that the election is conducted by written ballot. However, the bylaws do not specify whether deb
  10. We will be having our second month of nominations for officers. Last month no one accepted a nomination for president of our club. What happens if no one accepts during this second (and last) round of nominations? Our elections are next month.
  11. How should the chair respond to this situation? The chair has announced that the floor is open for nominations. Before anyone makes any nominations, a member says, “I move we elect Mr. Jones by acclamation.” This has always seemed to me to be a polite railroad job.
  12. The executive board may stay in the same position for two years. If the president would like to stay on the board as president the 2nd year, do they need to be nominated again? Thank you in advance for your help.
  13. can you nominate yourself for an open office
  14. Can nominations for officers be sent via email to an appointed election official? If only one nomination for an office is received does an election still have to be held? If no nominations are received for a particular office, can the officers for the previous year be automatically reinstalled?
  15. Can members of the nomination committee nominate themselves for an office?
  16. Hello, I belong to a Fire Company and we have our annual nominations in November and Elections of officers in December. We have a member who did not meet his requirements to hold office prior to nominations but was able to recieve them before elections. Is this member able to be nominated and run for office? Any insight and documentation would be appreciated.
  17. Good morning. Our organization nominates candidates to serve on a board/committee by means of a paper balloting process over the course of 3 weeks. Members sign their ballots and write-in their selections. The current board is to collect the ballots and take those selections and tally them. Those candidates with the highest votes are then to be looked at to see if they are quaified and then if they are williing to serve. Then those who have the highest votes and are qualified and willing are brought before the full membership for election. In the most recent of these processes a list of
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    running for office

    does a person sitting on the executive commmittee in an elected position have to resign in order to run for another elected office on the executive commmittee?
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    Nomination problems!

    Election for new officers was to be held at the April meeting. At that time only 2 out of 5 positions were interested in re-nomination. So the voting was held off until the May meeting when one new nominee came forward. Several days before our June meeting a e-mail went out from the Executive Board stating that if we do not have enough officers that the Booster Club will have to disband. The next day our director put out a e-mail with 2 more name up for nomination.The by-laws state that you may submit your name for a postion you wish to fill to the current Executive Board prior to the April me
  20. I have several questions related to nomination procedure for an election that weren't answered in my guide to Robert's Rules nor could I find the answers by search. We will be having the first election of 2 officers for a new organization/group, so there is no constitution, bylaws, etc. I am planning on having an e-mail or online nomination and online ballots. I'll delineate my questions since I have several. Is one person allowed to nominate more than 1 person for a position? Should the nominations be anonymous? After all nominations are collected, ballots can be made for each position. Do we
  21. An organisation wishes to hold their election for executive by electronic ballot. This is somehat covered in the bylaws under s.22(2) which states: 22 (1) A member in good standing is entitled to one vote. (2) Election of incoming directors shall be by electronic or paper ballot managed in a manner deemed appropriate by the director. The election process shall be observed by an independent Returning Officer appointed by the Directors to ensure integrity of the voting process. (3) Voting for special resolutions shall be by electronic or paper ballot managed in a manner deemed appropriate by the
  22. If present board member is up for reelection can present board change that member's title to exofficio in order to be sure the person remains on board due to being a key employee necessary for discussions and sometimes to make a quorum or would by laws need to be changed? Can board designate as a nonvoting position or would by laws need to be changed?
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