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This relates to an earlier post- some new info came in.

 

An absentee ballot went out to the membership, per the bylaw requiring a vote "whether" to accept

applicants to the society.

 

instead of composing a ballot that asks the votes whether they vote YES or NO on each applicant,

the officer in charge created a ballot with a YES box only.

 

More than that: The ballot says, in bold:    [this is the exact way it was printed:]

 

Please indicate your approval by VOTING "YES"

 

and in another page of the ballot:

 

Please indicate your approval by checking "YES" next to each applicant's name below.

 

[so much for not campaigning within so many feet of the polling place..].

 

Question:

 

Was this ballot OK?

 

Was it OK but not quite fair?

 

Was it not OK/ invalid ?

 

Was the officer/author  in violation [of fiduciary duty? , ethics? , RONR?]

 

Thanks

 

Yoram

 

 

 

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This relates to an earlier post- some new info came in.

 

An absentee ballot went out to the membership, per the bylaw requiring a vote "whether" to accept

applicants to the society.

 

instead of composing a ballot that asks the votes whether they vote YES or NO on each applicant,

the officer in charge created a ballot with a YES box only.

 

More than that: The ballot says, in bold:    [this is the exact way it was printed:]

 

Please indicate your approval by VOTING "YES"

 

and in another page of the ballot:

 

Please indicate your approval by checking "YES" next to each applicant's name below.

 

[so much for not campaigning within so many feet of the polling place..].

 

Question:

 

Was this ballot OK?

 

Was it OK but not quite fair?

 

Was it not OK/ invalid ?

 

Was the officer/author  in violation [of fiduciary duty? , ethics? , RONR?]

I don't think this new information changes the previous answers on this subject at all. The only thing it may change is whether to discipline the person responsible, and as previously noted, that's a decision for the society to make.

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This relates to an earlier post- some new info came in.

 

An absentee ballot went out to the membership, per the bylaw requiring a vote "whether" to accept

applicants to the society.

 

instead of composing a ballot that asks the votes whether they vote YES or NO on each applicant,

the officer in charge created a ballot with a YES box only.

 

More than that: The ballot says, in bold:    [this is the exact way it was printed:]

 

Please indicate your approval by VOTING "YES"

 

and in another page of the ballot:

 

Please indicate your approval by checking "YES" next to each applicant's name below.

 

[so much for not campaigning within so many feet of the polling place..].

 

Question:

 

Was this ballot OK?

 

Was it OK but not quite fair?

 

Was it not OK/ invalid ?

 

Was the officer/author  in violation [of fiduciary duty? , ethics? , RONR?]

 

Thanks

 

Yoram

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