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Our church has an election meeting in another week, at which time we will be electing 3 Board members and a Chairperson.  Our Board currently consists of 5 people, but we'd like to cut it down to 3.  Our by-laws call for a 5-person Board and in order to change the by-laws there has to be a 2-week notice before a meeting to vote on the change.  We are wondering if we can elect 1 Board member at our next meeting, and then postpone the remainder of the elections for another month.  Then we would hold a special meeting in 2 weeks to vote on whether or not to keep a 5-person Board.  Is this possible?

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If your bylaws provide that the board members serve "until their successors are elected" your officers would continue until the process you wish to transact is finished, therefore, when the election is actually pending, it would be proper to postpone the election itself to an adjourned meeting to be held sometime before your next regular meeting.  A special meeting, if provided for by your bylaws, can be held just before the adjourned meeting, to take up a proposed bylaw change. At the adjourned meeting you can complete the election based upon the outcome of the special meeting.  See RONR (11th ed.), p. 185, ll. 7-26 and p. 242ff.

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