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  1. Our Condo Association has annual elections, this year 3 of the officers are up for re-election, one of which is the President. Luckily we have a very active and engaged membership of the 232 owners. For those that cannot attend the meeting we allow them to appoint a proxy. On behalf of the Board the President sent out the notice of the annual meeting and attached a blank proxy apppointing himself as the proxy. He did indicate they could cross his name out and insert any member that would be present at the meeting. Is this legal? I also question the ethics. Feedback please.
  2. Hi everyone, Our by-laws state that the nomination for Officers will be conducted at an October meeting, the election then conducted and the results read at the December meeting. Due to some financial ambiguity, it doesn't seem like we have the monies to fund both an election and conduct the day-to-day activities of the organization, and it seems like there might have been some issue with the finances that are still being sorted out. A general member made a motion to postpone the election to a later meeting (picked a definite date), in order to get the finances of the organization in order and hopefully the current officers can come to some sort of understanding where a costly election will not be necessary (i.e., everyone running unopposed, which is what has happened in the past). This was seconded and voted on by a majority of members present at the meeting. Now, one of the officers is saying that he doesn't believe that motion was valid. However, according to RR Art V Sec 31, it states that, "A matter that is required by the by-laws to be attended to at a specified time or meeting as the election of officers cannot, in advance, be postponed to another time or meeting, but when that specified time or meeting arrives the assembly may postpone it to an adjourned meeting." So it seems like even though the by-laws say the nominations take place during a certain meeting, RR states that as long as the motion is made at the meeting itself and not beforehand, a motion to postpone is valid. Am I interpreting this correctly? Thanks!
  3. During a Toastmasters club election of officers, I voiced my support to a nominee. At the time I was the club president but was not the presiding officer of the nomination or the election process. I was later challenged by the nominee who lost the election that my vocal support as club president caused undue influence over the election process. Was I wrong? Or, was it inappropriate since we are a small club?
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    Tom Gannon

    Is it permitted for the secretary to cast one ballot for a slate of officers (Pres, VP, Treas, Sec, Fin Sec) if there are no other nominations from the floor or they are running unopposed?
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    Kenneth Clasen

    With the nomination of officers for various chairs has been concluded. and there is no one running against any of the nominees can a single vote be cast for their election?
  6. We are in the mists of forming a new organization and at a previous meeting there was an election of officers yet no bylaws had been drafted and approved. This was to get the ball rolling on who would have some responsibility forming the bylaws. After thought (in my opinion) was this should have been a committee selection. Now that the bylaws are at a point to be presented to the membership for vote, I'm interpreting since there are now rules to the procedure for electing officers that the previous elections are now non-binding and a new round of elections should take place based on the new requirements of the newly accepted bylaws. That is unless something is agreed upon by the membership after the bylaws are approved stating that the previous election shall be enforced or approved for the first cycle of elections. Can someone point me to this answer in the 11th Edition..I've searched but to no avail, as I'm certain I'll need to point out if my assumption holds true. Thanks
  7. Our organization's Chairman died last week and our annual meeting is scheduled for next week. This is the meeting during which we elect officers. The Chair of the Nominating Committee has indicated that he would like to resign from committee chair and run for Chair of the Board. I am / was the Vice Chair and am now the Chair and have no interest in running for the Board Chair office; but would like to remain as Vice-Chair. Additionally, I would like to hold off on the election of Board Chair for at least 30 days to 1) honor the memory of our deceased Chair and 2) provide time for an orderly transition, communication of process and digest all of what needs to occur - we haven't even buried our deceased Chair yet. This election could become very political and the last thing I want is a contentious election. Therefore, my questions are as follows: 1) Can we move forward with the election of other officers and members to the Board of Directors and hold off on electing the Chair and Vice-Chair at a future meeting? 2) How does one handle the current Chair (me) being offered as a Vice-Chair candidate, accept the resignation of Nominating Committee Chair, reconstitute the nominating committee (chair will resign, one member terms off) 3) Any other advice which would be helpful in this situation ~ please cite RONR references as I'm sure this will be needed I hope this is clear...and thanks in advance!
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