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When a Board has a President and a Vice-President, does the President have a vote or is he only a tie breaker? Also do alternates vote when they are present?

In a small Board (no more than aprox. 13 members), ithe President/Chairman would have the right to vote, make motions, enter into debate, etc. just like an other member under the relaxed rules found in RONR. In a larger meeting, such as a meeting of the General Membership, the President/Chairman should refrain from entering into debate, making motions, voting etc. to preserve the appearance of being impartial. However, the President/Chairman can still vote if the vote is by ballot or if the vote would affect the result (i.e. voting in favour of a motion that is tie, voting to create or stop a 2/3 vote, etc.) However, if there is a tie vote, and the President/Chairman would like to vote against the motion there is no need to as a tie vote is the same as defeating a motion.

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In a small Board (no more than aprox. 13 members), ithe President/Chairman would have the right to vote, make motions, enter into debate, etc. just like an other member under the relaxed rules found in RONR. In a larger meeting, such as a meeting of the General Membership, the President/Chairman should refrain from entering into debate, making motions, voting etc. to preserve the appearance of being impartial. However, the President/Chairman can still vote if the vote is by ballot or if the vote would affect the result (i.e. voting in favour of a motion that is tie, voting to create or stop a 2/3 vote, etc.) However, if there is a tie vote, and the President/Chairman would like to vote against the motion there is no need to as a tie vote is the same as defeating a motion.

It is a township Board of Health and there are alternates on the Board. Do they get to vote if there is a quorem of regular members

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It is a township Board of Health and there are alternates on the Board. Do they get to vote if there is a quorem of regular members

Members of the Board get to vote at Board meetings. RONR itself doesn't recognize varying degrees of membership in this regard, although you can be a member ex-officio from some other position you hold (but I don't think that's applicable here). Either you are a member (with voting rights among other membership rights) or you are not a member (no voting). Any variation from that would need to be defined in your bylaws or other (higher) governing documents.

So, are these alternates defined as members of the Board, either in your bylaws or elsewhere?

And what are they alternates for? In case another member is absent perhaps?

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