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Can a member be nominated for the position of president whitout being present at that meeting to accept that nomination and be voted in without being present?

Yes.

Can he have a proxy accept for him?

No. He must decline as soon as he finds out about the appointment, or else the appointment is final. If he does decline, then the election is incomplete and the same or a future meeting (depending on how soon) must elect someone else.

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Can a member be nominated for the position of president whitout being present at that meeting to accept that nomination and be voted in without being present?

Can he have a proxy accept for him?

For future reference perhaps, as it sounds as though this member may have been aware that he might be nominated and/or elected, it would be preferrable for the member to notify the president and/or secretary (especially in writing) that he would consent to his candidacy and accept the position if elected. In such a case, if the member did receive a majority of votes for the position, the chair would then announce that the member was in fact elected, providing for the completion of the election.

I'll also note that there is no need to "accept" a nomination, per RONR. However, if the member was determined not to accept the position if elected, letting the president/secretary know in advance would also be a good idea, perhaps motivating the membership to nominate someone else who was willing to serve.

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