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Guest Frances Rose

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Our By-Laws state that "Twenty percent (20%) of the membership entitled to vote, and present in person at the meeting, shall consitute a quorum for the transaction bus business at a General Membership Meeting."

Our membership is such that either wife or husband may vote, but not both. What method would you suggest, (i.e. only one member sign in) to establish a quorum?

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Our By-Laws state that "Twenty percent (20%) of the membership entitled to vote, and present in person at the meeting, shall consitute a quorum for the transaction bus business at a General Membership Meeting."

Our membership is such that either wife or husband may vote, but not both. What method would you suggest, (i.e. only one member sign in) to establish a quorum?

Your bylaws only require that a member be present to constitute the quorum. Your organization, through its cerdentials committee may establish any reasonable method of determining how voting members many are present and how to establish that voting right (such as voting cards).

-Bob

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Would both members, even though only one vote is permissable, be part of the quorum?

Normally no. A quorum is composed of voting members. But your rules are custom rules. Normally under RONR both spouses would be able to vote if both were members. If you have overridden this rule with a custom one of your own, you should also have a custom rule about establishing a quorum, so that you don't have this ambiguity cropping up all the time.

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