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I am a member of my counties fair board,there are 3 levels of membership.once a year members can be voted on to move to the next level of membership. There are 25 board members on the board.the bylaws state that to move to the next level a person has to receive 2/3 s of the voting membership. at the meeting there were 23 people present and 23 votes cast.the person received 16 yes votes and 7 no votes.the person counting the votes based the tally on 25 people, meaning the total membership,not the members present ,or the votes cast. which is the correct way to do the math.2/3s of 23 that were present or 2/3s of 25. thanks

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14 minutes ago, Guest mike said:

the bylaws state that to move to the next level a person has to receive 2/3 s of the voting membership.

What exactly do they say?

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55 minutes ago, Joshua Katz said:

What exactly do they say? approval requires 2/3 majority of all voting board members and will be conducted by secret ballot

 

approval requires 2/3 majority of all voting board members and will be conducted by seret ballot

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7 minutes ago, mike hall said:

no non voting board members

Then if all of your board members are voting members, the provision in the bylaws requiring a two-thirds majority of all voting board members might well mean a regular 2/3 vote, which would be two thirds of those board members who are present and voting rather than 2/3 of the entire board.

It is up to your organization to determine just what that language means, but it is not the language that RONR suggests when a vote of two-thirds of the entire membership of the board is required. 

In the vote you described to us, you did have a two-thirds vote, you just did not have a vote of two-thirds of the entire board.

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