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In our State wide organization certain officers are elected by the executive committee after being nominated by the state chair.

The chair nominates one person for each office. Then declares them elected by acclamation. Can a vote be forces on one of the nominees and if rejected then what.

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Do your rules not allow for other nominations in addition to the ones made by the chair? Can you tell us what, specifically, your rules say about the nominations and election procedures? Yes/No voting is not appropriate for elections and particularly if there is only one candidate. If these offices are defined in your rules, then you have an obligation to fill them. A majority 'No' vote on the only candidate leaves you with an unfilled office that still must be filled. According to RONR, the only way to vote against a particular candidate is to vote for another candidate. Similarly, if you don't want a particular nominee to be elected, you have to nominate someone else. I'd be surprised if your rule don't allow for that in some way.

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1 hour ago, Guest david said:

In our State wide organization certain officers are elected by the executive committee after being nominated by the state chair.

The chair nominates one person for each office. Then declares them elected by acclamation. Can a vote be forces on one of the nominees and if rejected then what.

The way you describe this, officers are not elected by the executive committee, they are appointed by the state chair, who then declares them elected without the committee having anything to say about it. My guess is that your rules do not authorize anything of the sort. 

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5 hours ago, Guest david said:

In our State wide organization certain officers are elected by the executive committee after being nominated by the state chair.

The chair nominates one person for each office. Then declares them elected by acclamation. Can a vote be forces on one of the nominees and if rejected then what.

Yes, by nominating another person for office. Where there are two or more nominees, a vote must be taken. Whichever candidate receives more than half the votes cast wins. If none does, then the vote is repeated until one is elected.

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