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Guest Diane Lessard

We had to cancel our officer nominations and election meeting. How should we handle the elections? Can we have the elections via email and phone calls to our membership?

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Depends on what your bylaws say, and any laws that apply.

See the "pseudo-FAQ" at the top of the topics page.

Edited by Atul Kapur

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13 hours ago, Guest Diane Lessard said:

How should we handle the elections?

It depends. Please answer the following questions. Quote any relevant provisions from your bylaws exactly.

  • What, if anything, do your bylaws say about method(s) of absentee voting and/or electronic meetings?
  • When is the next meeting of the society? Is it possible to call a special meeting of the society?
  • What do your bylaws say regarding the term of office for officers?
  • What, if anything, do your bylaws say regarding filling vacancies?
  • Do your bylaws include a clause to the effect of "the board shall have full power and authority to act for the society between meetings of the membership?"

 

13 hours ago, Guest Diane Lessard said:

Can we have the elections via email and phone calls to our membership?

Only if your bylaws authorize voting by these methods.

Edited by Josh Martin

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Our club recently conducted officer elections by mail-in ballot with a postmark deadline of April 8.  Three ballots

were received on April 9.  We agree the ballots did not meet the requited deadline; therefore, were not counted. 

   My question is, are the late ballots discarded or are they counted as "illegal" ballots on the tally?  It makes a difference

in calculating the "majority" of votes cast.  For example, if 50 votes were cast, but 5 did not meet the post marked

deadline, do we have 50 votes cast with 5 spoiled or illegal votes? Or do we have 45 votes?

If we have 50 votes, the winner of the election must receive at 25 votes to win the majority vote.  If we have 45 votes,

the inner of the election must receive 23 votes to win the majority vote.   I appreciate your interpretation(s)!

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Click on the words "separate thread" in my answer above.

I found your question on three different threads. I answered on the one where you had created a new thread, which is the preferred way of asking new questions on this forum.

Edited by Atul Kapur

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