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If someone holds two offices on the executive board, do they get two votes?


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The president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer constitute the executive board. Alice is elected president, Bob is elected vice president and is then elected secretary, and Charlie is elected treasurer. The bylaws don’t mention what happens if someone holds two offices. Would Bob have one or two votes at executive board meetings?

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On 4/27/2018 at 10:58 PM, mjhmjh said:

The president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer constitute the executive board. Alice is elected president, Bob is elected vice president and is then elected secretary, and Charlie is elected treasurer. The bylaws don’t mention what happens if someone holds two offices. Would Bob have one or two votes at executive board meetings?

No.

One-person-One vote is a basic principle.  

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Just now, George Mervosh said:

It's actually a fundamental principle and one which cannot be suspended.  (p. 263)

Indeed, that's a more accurate term.

It is so fundamental, in fact, that organizations such as stock corporations, where stockholder voting rights are proportional to shares held, or HOAs that vote based on lots owned,  fall outside the definition of a "deliberative assembly".  It's possible to specify pretty much anything in the bylaws, but unless these principles are violated on purpose, by explicit provisions in the bylaws, they are not subject to suspension under any circumstances.

A similar question that comes up is whether a chairman who has voted by ballot can vote again in the case of a tie.  And the answer is similarly No:  One person-One vote.

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10 minutes ago, Richard Brown said:

Another way of looking at it when a member is serving in two offices or positions, such as secretary and treasurer, is that you count heads, not hats. Such a member might wear two hats, but he still has only one head and gets only one vote.

Mr. Katz looked at it that way in post #2  :)

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