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Guest Richard Rogers

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If the Church Constitution allows a Deacon Emeritus to "vote on any matters considered by the [Deacon] board", can an election be disallowed on the basis that the winning candidate was nominated for the office of Chairman by a Deacon Emeritus? (The Church Constitution is silent as to the ability of a Deacon Emeritus to nominate candidates for elections and the validity of the election was not challenged the night of the election). 11-11-10.

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If the Church Constitution allows a Deacon Emeritus to "vote on any matters considered by the [Deacon] board", can an election be disallowed on the basis that the winning candidate was nominated for the office of Chairman by a Deacon Emeritus? (The Church Constitution is silent as to the ability of a Deacon Emeritus to nominate candidates for elections and the validity of the election was not challenged the night of the election). 11-11-10.

That is a question of interpreting the Constitution which you all will need to do for yourselves. See RONR pp. 570-573 for some principles to help with the interpretation.

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That is a question of interpreting the Constitution which you all will need to do for yourselves. See RONR pp. 570-573 for some principles to help with the interpretation.

What would it matter if the wrong person nominated the candidate? If the voting was properly conducted, that seems to be the end of the story (assuming the elected person meets the qualifications for office in the Church Constitution).

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It probably wouldn't matter one iota since no objection was raised at the time. I was answering the topic name's question of "Can a Deacon Emeritus Nominate a Candidate for Chairman of Deacons".

You're right,

"Can a Deacon Emeritus Nominate a Candidate for Chairman of Deacons?"

is quite a different question than

"Can an election be disallowed on the basis that the winning candidate was nominated for the office of Chairman by a Deacon Emeritus?" [which seems to be the core question in the body of the post] :)

I had overlooked the title.

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