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  1. Guest

    vote passing?

    from reading the robert's rules of order "in brief"...i'm getting the impression that all votes require a 2/3 majority in order to pass. is that true? also, does the president get to vote on motions? or does he only vote in the case of a tie?
  2. Can a board member be re-instated without a vote? I ask because we have a board member that was voted to be removed two years ago. Now he has attended our last two meetings as if they are back on the board. He claims that there was some discussion on him being re-instated, but there is nothing in our minutes to prove so. Any discussion concerning his re-instatement must have been after one of our meetings with a few select board members. My agrument is that is without a vote to re-instate, then he cannot "officially" be re-instated as a board member. Doesn't robert's rule of order protect something like this from happening? Thanks, Allan
  3. Is it legal to have a proposal submitted that must be voted on by the full membership of an organization to change voting procedures from hand voting to electronic voting starting with that meeting? If so, if that particular proposal is in any position other then the first ballot question, could that change in voting procedure void earlier votes in the meeting and require an electronic revote on all previously voted upon proposals?
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    We recently held a vote of our board members. Two days after the vote, we found that one on the members that voted...is in fact not a board member. They were removed from the board two years prior, but none of the board members were aware until after the recent vote. Does this vote count, or is re-vote required to make the results legit? I wasn't sure if a non-members vote was included...if it makes the vote results null and void.
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    Voting In New Members

    can someone please point me to the requirements/procedure for voting in new board members under roberts rule of order? i was wondering if multiple people can be voted in at one time on the same vote? if their is a discussion process required to vote in new members...which is then followed by a vote? just curious as to how roberts rule of order requires new member approval?
  6. We currently have a husband/wife board combo each receiving 1 vote. Our President would now like to add his wife to our board, and another board member would like to add his wife as well. This would mean 6 votes of our 10 person board would be occupied between 3 households. We are a 501c3 organization. Does Roberts Rule of Orders say anything about that? I see it as a chance for collusion and an act of poor governing? The current husband/wife combo has stated they have no problem stepping down.
  7. The charter of our corporation under the Removal clausestates the following: "Any or all of the directors of the Corporation may be removed for cause by a vote of a majority of the entire Board of Directors." It has been suggested that "... the entire Board of Directors" means the number of directors, including any vacancies on the board. What do you think?
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    Changing a Vote

    Last night at my university's Undergraduate Student Government meeting, I voted in favor of a resolution by a roll call vote which eventually passed. If I am remembering correctly, anyone can change their vote until the moment that the result of the vote is announced, but I am hoping that I am wrong because I would like to change my vote now, after the result was announced. Changing my vote will not change the outcome, it is just that new information that has come about makes me in no way support this resolution and I do not want to go on record as being in support of it as a better representation of my constituents. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Waiving voting rights

    What is the/is there a procedure when a member would like to waive their voting rights on one particular matter but still be included in quorum? She doesn't want to abstain because in doing so our organization may not meet quorum. In order to reinstate her rights, would the entire organization then have to vote to do so?
  10. According to the Bylaws for our volunteer, non-profit Board, our 12 member board votes for our 4 executive positions. This is the first time we've ever had a tie vote for a position - vice president. Our Bylaws do not discuss how to handle a tie. It was suggested that as incoming president, I should cast the deciding vote. However, I don't think that would create goodwill for our board going forward. Therefore, it was also suggested that we: 1. Conduct a recount of our Board members to see if by chance anyone changes their votes; 2. Then if we still have a tie, we would open it up for our membership to vote. What are the rules for this situation? Does this seem the best way to handle this situation? Any other ideas? A fast reply would be most appreciated. Thank you.
  11. Guest

    Mayor Pro Tem voting

    If a Mayor Pro Tem is conducting a meeting in the Mayor's absense does the Mayor Pro Tem still have voting privileges? Thanks in advance
  12. At a meeting all five members of the Board were present. Two of the five members vote "no" on a subject. Who may bring it back to the Board for additional discussion and possible revote?
  13. I belong to a collegiate Deca program and I was wondering if the officers have to get the members vote of approval for the budget. also Can we also change how we address the officers...and use their names instead of Mr. President or Madam Chairman? Do we vote on the change? Thank you! Meg
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    Chairman resignation

    I have two questions: If the chairman of the board is resigning from the board completely is it proper for a new chairman to be elected prior to the old chairman's resignation and if so, can the old chairman vote for the new chairman? I would appreciate any responses.
  15. Guest

    voting on motions

    We are a small board of 6, can the person bringing the motion also vote on the motion?
  16. My organization will be voting for open Board of Director spots and a few officers at this month’s members meeting, the voting rules and eligibility have been hotly debated but absentee ballots have been sent out in accordance to RRO (2 envelopes, ballots, signatures etc.) and some have already been returned. The membership had agreed that when they can into the organizations building they were to be dropped into the safe and remain there till the meeting, and then following RRO, they would be opened, validated and counted during the election. It has come to my attention today, that the current secretary of our non-profit has removed the ballots from the safe, opened the envelopes and removed the inner envelope. She is said to have indicated that she needed to know who to send "reminders" too, I believe this is a totally uncalled for and it is being viewed by many as an attempt to influence the vote or maybe even remove ballots of people opposed to her group. I have long been an election chairperson and teller in other organizations and if it were up to me I would determine that all those ballots to be "spoiled", and that we notify the membership and start all over again... all the way back to the nomination level. Your comments on what should be done in this situation will certainly be appreciated.
  17. Guest

    Voting privileges

    Do ad hoc committee members have voting privileges?
  18. Thank you for your thoughts on my two related questions. First: My two following questions are the basis of dispute over the a vote taken at a special homeowners association meeting called to vote on three proposed amendments to our bylaws. The first question is "Must votes cast by proxy-holder at a special meeting held to vote on proposed bylaw amendments be excluded from the tallying of votes on the proposed amendment?" Of our total membership of 279, 186 members were "signed in" -including 60 proxy sign-ins. Therefore, 126 members were physically present for this vote. The language in our Bylaw "amendments" states this, and only this: "These bylaws may be amended upon the affirmative vote or written consent, or any combination thereof, of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the total Association vote." *No rules were adopted prior to the amendment vote to allow, or include, voting by proxy. Mathmaticallly, you can see that the necessary affirmative vote total required for an amendment passage is 186, which did not happen at our officially called meeting, which leads to my second question concerning the conduct of the Board and voting procedure. The second question is: Based on the same bylaw language: "Was it legitimate for the Board to create and conduct a separate secret different voting procedure for selected friends and neighbors- done without authorization, knowledge or approval of the rest of the membership?" FYI: This Board secretly gathered sheets of "signatures" from friends agreeing to the amendments the Board wanted passed.This was done both before and after the official vote meeting. The Board counted those signatures as "votes"- adding them to the deficient vote tally from the officially meeting, thus enabling the "passing" total vote number they wanted. This is how the Board simply announced the bylaw "passed". All of this process has been withheld from the rest of the membership.
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