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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.

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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.

I question the idea of "adding" anyone to the Board. The bylaws should prescribe the number of Board members, and they get there by election or through a vacancy filling provision in the bylaws. If there is an opening on the Board, and a current member's spouse is elected to that position, unless there is some restriction (apparently there isn't) to members of a household both being on the Board, then it's up to the electing body to decide who to elect. If you have 10 members on the Board already, you can't just "add" an eleventh or twelfth member.

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yes. two individuals that are married, each with a vote. although the bi-laws do not state husband and wife members are not allowed on board, i wasn't sure if Roberts RUle of Order did, or if it may affect our 501c3 status.

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