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we recently had an election with only one candidate. There were ballots but we did not have a quorum.

1. Can the candidate be declared the winner by acclamation?

2. Can the president appoint or declare the candidate to be the winner?

3. What else can we do to prevent another election?

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we recently had an election with only one candidate. There were ballots but we did not have a quorum.

1. Can the candidate be declared the winner by acclamation?

2. Can the president appoint or declare the candidate to be the winner?

3. What else can we do to prevent another election?

The election cannot validly proceed without a quorum.

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we recently had an election with only one candidate. There were ballots but we did not have a quorum.

1. Can the candidate be declared the winner by acclamation?

2. Can the president appoint or declare the candidate to be the winner?

3. What else can we do to prevent another election?

You can't have an election without a quorum.

If [a] you had a quorum and your bylaws didn't require a ballot vote, then [c] the chair could have declared the sole nominee elected "by acclamation".

Sounds like you have an incomplete election.

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we recently had an election with only one candidate. There were ballots but we did not have a quorum.

1. Can the candidate be declared the winner by acclamation?

If your bylaws don't require a ballot vote, yes... as soon as you have a meeting with a quorum. See RONR(10th ed.) p. 428, l. 32-35.

2. Can the president appoint or declare the candidate to be the winner?

Appoint? No.

Declare? If your bylaws don't require a ballot vote, yes... as soon as you have a meeting with a quorum. See RONR(10th ed.) p. 428, l. 32-35.

3. What else can we do to prevent another election?

You didn't have a first election.

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If your bylaws don't require a ballot vote, yes... as soon as you have a meeting with a quorum. See RONR(10th ed.) p. 428, l. 32-35.

Appoint? No.

Declare? If your bylaws don't require a ballot vote, yes... as soon as you have a meeting with a quorum. See RONR(10th ed.) p. 428, l. 32-35.

You didn't have a first election.

Under the general law, at whatever meeting has a quorum, the chair must first call for additional nominations from the floor.

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