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What is the the rule for nominating and electing an officer who was not present at the meeting for elections due to a vacation to Hawawi(sp)

Nominating someone who is not present is fine. If they are not present at the election meeting, and they are elected, when they are notified of having been elected they have the option to decline the office. Another election would then need to be held for the position.

Now, if they were simply vacationing in, say, Taos, New Mexico.......

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You can be nominated and elected no matter where you are on vacation--Hawawi, Hawaii, or even Hawai'i.

But if you are elected, and upon being informed of your election, decline, the assembly will have to hold additional round(s) of voting.

To avoid that, people are sometimes less likely to vote for someone who they are not certain will accept.

And to avoid that, people who will be absent sometimes inform one or more people who will present about their willingness to serve. Sometimes they will even provide one of their supporters with a letter stating that, if elected, they will serve.

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someone was appointed by this person to accept his election

Hmmmmmmm........ don't know that I ever read about that in Robert's Rules! :huh: But if the "winner" accepts the office, than no one ought to complain. Better would have been for this person to have notified (perhaps in writing) the President and/or Secretary of his intent to accept the office if elected.

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