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Once nominations for the election of officers is closed and the board proceeds to vote, is each board member allowed to make a case for their vote or why they think they are the best candidate?  Or do they just vote without any comments?  We typically do a roll call vote.  This is for a school board organizational meeting.

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13 minutes ago, Guest Theresa said:

Thank you.  If we have 2 nominations, are we able to do a roll call vote where each board member announces which candidate they choose?

You should check with your school board's attorney. The attorney will know which voting method must be used.

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On 12/11/2017 at 9:57 AM, Guest Theresa said:

Once nominations for the election of officers is closed and the board proceeds to vote, is each board member allowed to make a case for their vote or why they think they are the best candidate?  Or do they just vote without any comments?  We typically do a roll call vote.  This is for a school board organizational meeting.

 

On 12/11/2017 at 10:02 AM, George Mervosh said:

The time to debate the nominees is while nominations are open and in order.  No member may speak about their vote while the actual vote is being conducted.

I agree with Mr. Mervosh's correct answer.  However, the assembly may, by motion (or unanimous consent), decide to permit "campaign speeches" and/or discussion of the candidates at any time prior to voting. Many organizations have a rule providing for this or do it by custom.

Edited by Richard Brown
added "unanimous consent" option
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