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  1. Guest

    How Many Votes?

    Recently, an organization I belong to was called upon to vote on a replacement for a resigning director of the board. In this particular organization, there are a number of affiliated clubs - each having the option of electing or appointing a club representative who can attend board meetings and vote on any issues at hand. After our most recent election, one of the newly elected directors also happens to be a representative of an affiliated club. Our president suggested that this individual could actually vote TWICE on issues brought before the Board - once as a director, and once as an affi
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    A director from the 5 member Board resigned early right after the election of two new directors. The remaining four will be appointing a new director. Two board member want to appoint the 3rd candidate in the recent election and she has accepted. The other two director want to appoint a new member who they think will work better as a team member than the candidate. What do you do with a tie vote?
  3. Okay, I was wrong. I'm not finished with my questions. And quite honestly, the more I read here, the more questions pop into my head. Fortunately, I can also usually find the answer as well if I keep reading. (And I'm now halfway through the Complete Idiot's Guide to Robert's Rules, which has been very helpful in understanding my (brand-spanking new) copy of the 11th edition of RONR.) I am trying to figure out what exactly we have as our "majority" in our bylaws draft. It reads, "All resolutions shall require a simple majority vote, except for the following special resolutions...[A, B, and C]
  4. Guest

    Quorum vs. votes

    At a recent meeting where a vote was taken by the Board of Directors of an Association there were 8 members present which constituted a quorum. Two of the members do not have a vote by virtue of their office: Chairperson (who is VP by in the position of chair because the President elect died), and the past president who also does not have a vote. Therefore, only 6 members voted on an issue. My question is how is a simple or 2/3 majority decided on - based on the 6 people eligible to vote or the 8 people (two without a vote) who were present? It seems strange to me that 2 non-voters could have
  5. Is it allowable under Roberts Rules to have four (4) votes under one motion - as an example, there was a motion to take action on A, B, C & D reuiring 4 y/n votes - ie. y,n,n,y.
  6. Our congregation holds its annual meeting in January 2012, notice was sent to all members of meeting and topics to be discussed. At the annual meeting this year, the agenda was formally accepted with two items of business to be dealt with: 1. election of new board members 2. approval of the budget for the new year- and no other business was on the agenda. Business was dealt with according to the agenda, and then when we were about to close, an individual rose and was recognized by the chair. The individual made a motion that the congregation reverse a very controversial action taken in the a
  7. Guest

    fractional votes

    If the bylaws call for a 51% majority and that turns out to be a fractional number, how is the fraction treated? For example, 51% of 145 voting members = 73.95. Does it require 73 or 74 votes to pass?
  8. Guest

    executive session

    I have looked into the 11th edition of RR and tried to find the answer to this. Our Board is trying to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit. The lawyers asked us to go into closed session to discuss our offer to settle. We went into executive session. We took a vote in the closed session on our next steps. Now a member is telling us that the actual vote should have been taken in open session. Even though we can keep the topic of the motion confidential. This seems unreasonable, and basically useless. But I thought I'd ask here. May the Board take a vote in closed/executive session
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