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 A simple majority is reguired to pass a vote. When electing officers from a 3 person ballet is it simple the one with the most votes?  

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 A simple majority is reguired to pass a vote. When electing officers from a 3 person ballet is it simple the one with the most votes?  

No. Under the rules in RONR, a majority of the votes cast is required to elect someone to office.  If that's not achieved on the first ballot be prepared to re-ballot, perhaps multiple times, until someone does reach that threshold.

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1 hour ago, Guest HOA said:

 A simple majority is [required] to pass a vote. When electing officers from a 3 person ballet is it simple the one with the most votes?  

No, that would be called a "plurality" vote.  Under the rules of RONR, no one is elected with less than a majority, unless your bylaws say so.

In order to achieve a majority, a candidate must have not merely the largest number of votes, but more votes than all the other candidates put together, i.e., a true majority (more than half) of the votes cast for that office.

If none of the candidates have a majority, the results are announced so that all voters know the vote counts, and another ballot is held, with no names being dropped (unless they withdraw).  Nominations may be reopened between ballots if desired.  Eventually, it it hoped, voters will settle on a candidate before food and supplies run out.

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11 hours ago, Guest HOA said:

 A simple majority is reguired to pass a vote. When electing officers from a 3 person ballet is it simple the one with the most votes?  

Nope.  The winner must receive more than half of the totaly votes cast.  And you may have to have two or more rounds of voting.  And, unless the By-laws state otherwise, the lowest candidate is never dropped from the ballot.

So if you have 100 votes cast, 51 votes is required to be elected.  You could have one round where someone gets 51 votes.  But if you don't then you need to have two, three, four rounds of balloting to declare a winner.  The person who receives the least number of ballots every round could always tell people that they should not vote for them as he.she is obviously not going to get elected.  But the candidate doesn't have to do that.

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