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We are getting ready to vote for executive officers in my organization.  If one person is nominated for 2 or 3 different positions, should that person be asked in advance of the vote which position they will accept? How would this be resolved?

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You could ask, but the person is not obligated to drop out of any of the races in advance.

After the election, if he/she wins two or more races, he can pick the one he wants, and you run the election over again for the position(s) he also won but didn't want.  Do NOT say the runner-up was the (automatic) winner.  There may be very good reasons why that person wasn't elected.

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4 minutes ago, Guest Candice said:

We are getting ready to vote for executive officers in my organization.  If one person is nominated for 2 or 3 different positions, should that person be asked in advance of the vote which position they will accept? How would this be resolved?

He doesn't need to say prior to the election.

"When voting for multiple offices by a single ballot, the members are not able to take the result for one office into account when voting for another office. For this reason, a candidate is never deemed elected to more than one office by a single ballot unless the motion or rules governing the election specifically provide for such simultaneous election. When there is no such provision, a candidate who receives a majority for more than one office on a single ballot must, if present, choose which one of the offices he will accept; if he is absent, the assembly decides by vote the office to be assigned to him. The assembly then ballots again to fill the other office(s). (The assembly is free, however, to elect the same person to another office on a subsequent ballot, unless the bylaws prohibit a person from holding both offices simultaneously.) "  RONR (11th ed.), p. 440

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