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Hi,

We are trying to find out if according to Roberts Rules a husband and wife are both allowed to serve on the same board? I know that each board may have it’s own specific rules, and the only one that we on this subject says that members or households that have multiple lots can only have one vote at an AGM. But I have seen on other boards where they have that same rule when it comes to spouses but they are allowed to still have separate votes on a board meeting which could be a little confusing. 

We try to follow Roberts Rules for the most part and would like to see if there is anything specific on this topic. Thanks! 

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There is no rule in Robert's Rules against family members serving together on the same board. That is completely a matter for associations to decide for themselves based on their circumstances.

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3 hours ago, Rheannon said:

Hi,

We are trying to find out if according to Roberts Rules a husband and wife are both allowed to serve on the same board? I know that each board may have it’s own specific rules, and the only one that we on this subject says that members or households that have multiple lots can only have one vote at an AGM. But I have seen on other boards where they have that same rule when it comes to spouses but they are allowed to still have separate votes on a board meeting which could be a little confusing. 

We try to follow Roberts Rules for the most part and would like to see if there is anything specific on this topic. Thanks! 

No there isn't any rule against it.  RONR assumes that if the voters don't like it they will not vote to put both of them on the board together.  But if the voters do like it, RONR has no objection.

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