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Is a quorom necessary when voting in new board members? If so, what constitutes a quorom? What procedure is followed if these things were violated?

A quorum is the minimum number of members who must be present at a meeting in order for any substantial business (such as voting in new board members) to be conducted.

Your bylaws should tell you what your quorum requirement is. It might be a fixed number (such as "15") or it might be a percentage (such as "20%"). If your bylaws are silent, the default quorum is a majority (more than half) of the membership.

The best time to complain about the lack of a quorum is right away. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove that there was no quorum.

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Is a quorom necessary when voting in new board members?

Yes. A quorum is necessary to validly conduct business (which would include electing Board members.

If so, what constitutes a quorom?

Whatever your bylaws defines a quorum as. If the bylaws are silent a quorum is defined as a majority of the entire membership (RONR p. 335).

What procedure is followed if these things were violated?

If clear and convincing proof is offered that a quorum wasn't present at the time an action was voted on a Point of Order should be ruled Well Taken (subject to Appeal) and the actions taken would be null and void (RONR p. 338, p. 244e).

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