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If someone wanted to rescind the election of a board member would you have to refill that position right away?

With advanced notice you would only need a majority vote to rescind the election correct? Our bylaws say "..or until their successors are duly qualified and elected."

If we motioned to rescind the election and it was adopted would we have to re-elect right away?

Also when voting on a sensitive subject like this people always ask the chair if the vote can be taken by ballot? Can the chair select a show of hands vs. a ballot by discretion?

Thanks.

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If we motioned to rescind the election and it was adopted would we have to re-elect right away?

You should fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

Also when voting on a sensitive subject like this people always ask the chair if the vote can be taken by ballot? Can the chair select a show of hands vs. a ballot by discretion?

It's not up to the chair. If the assembly wants a ballot vote, a ballot vote they shall have.

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You should fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

But it is not necessary to fill the rescinded position right away? We could wait a few day to re-elect?

It's not up to the chair. If the assembly wants a ballot vote, a ballot vote they shall have.

So does their have to be a motion or a majority in favor of the ballot vote or can one person request it and it be done?

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Also when voting on a sensitive subject like this people always ask the chair if the vote can be taken by ballot? Can the chair select a show of hands vs. a ballot by discretion?

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It's not up to the chair. If the assembly wants a ballot vote, a ballot vote they shall have.

Mr. Mountcastle, since the rescission of an election can't be done except for disciplinary reasons (RONR p. 298 and pp. 642-643) wouldn't any member (including the Chair) be able to demand that the vote on the penalty (which removal from office would seem to fit) be held by ballot per RONR p. 640?

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Mr. Mountcastle, since the rescission of an election can't be done except for disciplinary reasons (RONR p. 298 and pp. 642-643) wouldn't any member (including the Chair) be able to demand that the vote on the penalty (which removal from office would seem to fit) be held by ballot per RONR p. 640?

That certainly seems like a very well-reasoned argument.

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You should fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

It's not up to the chair. If the assembly wants a ballot vote, a ballot vote they shall have.

You should fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

While this is true, previous notice of the election to fill the vacancy is required for validity. RONR (10th ed.), pp. 116-118; p. 279, ll. 27-30.

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