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Can temporary emergency measures  for electronic voting be added to the Standing Rules?

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8 minutes ago, Guest Shirley said:

Can temporary emergency measures  for electronic voting be added to the Standing Rules?

No. Only a provision in the bylaws is sufficient to authorize absentee voting.

"It is a fundamental principle of parliamentary law that the right to vote is limited to the members of an organization who are actually present at the time the vote is taken in a regular or properly called meeting, although it should be noted that a member need not be present when the question is put. Exceptions to this rule must be expressly stated in the bylaws. Such possible exceptions include: (a) voting by postal mail, e-mail, or fax, and (b) proxy voting." (RONR, 11th ed., pg. 423)

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Guest Shirley

We meet tomorrow.  Thank you for your quick response.  This COVID situation is throwing many of us in a tizzy.

 

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