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  1. We have a relatively small civic association 501(c)4 and are having upcoming elections for board positions. One member is soliciting new memberships and asking that the new members vote via write-in for him. He is even supplying them with ballots that he created. We have nothing in our bylaws, other than the indication that members in good standing are eligible to vote, but we have a history of denying voting rights to those who come to the election meeting and fill out a member application and pay the annual dues. In other words, we have previously not allowed a brand new member to vote.
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    new members

    Is it mandatory that each new prospective candidate be admitted for membership? Does our association have the right to deny an individual entry into membership?
  3. Say you have a board member who has reached the end of their elected term and is also up for re-election. Can that person vote as a current board member in the election process? Has their term already ended? Should they recuse themselves?
  4. I can't seem to find specifically where new members are voted in within the order of business. Would this fall under Old Business? New Business? And, within that section, does it matter where it falls? This could be substantial if as soon as they are voted in they are then allowed to vote as a member. (our club does have a process where the application is read at a meeting and then voted on at the next meeting)
  5. We have 12 members on our church council. The church body has elected 4 new members to replace 4 outgoing members who are leaving the council on Dec. 31. The 4 new members are attending the December council meeting. The council elects the church officers from the council at the December meeting. 1) Do the 4 new council members vote for officers for NEXT year at the December meeting even though they are not official members yet (until Jan. 1)? 2) Do the 4 outgoing members vote on the officers for NEXT year even though they won't be on the council after Dec. 31? (Council members say they sho
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    Must you motion and second a newly elected member during an AGM? All positions were filled with only one person running for the position, with the exception of one. Thanks
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    Voting Method

    An organization receives membership applications for new members and they are presented to the membership for a vote. The By Laws on address the method of voting by saying "Three negative votes (black balls) are required to black ball a proposed member. A black balled proposed member may be brought back for a second vote within three months. If she isn ot voted in at this time, she cannot be proposed for membership again". There will be a vote for new members tomorrow night. There is a proposed member whom some do not want in the organization for legitimate reasons. The President has said tha
  8. Hello, all. I'm new here. This is my first post to the forum, so go easy on me. I'm trying to develop a suitable order of business for the business meetings of the church where I am the moderator. I'm getting stuck on one particular--where to put certain specific items. RONR seems to indicate that any action prescribed in the bylaws to take place at a specific meeting should go under Special Orders. So, for example, election of officers, which must take place at the annual meeting, should be placed there. (Right?) How about actions that are defined in the bylaws, but are not prescribed for a
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