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Our organization had nominations for our officers at our last meeting. The plan is to vote on the offices at our next meeting in December. My question is; If you want to nominate other officers at the meeting to elect, or write in your choice, can that be done? And another question: If there is an issue with a current officer, an etical one, can you ask that the electoins be held once the issue is resolved or ask them to decline?

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Our organization had nominations for our officers at our last meeting. The plan is to vote on the offices at our next meeting in December. My question is; If you want to nominate other officers at the meeting to elect, or write in your choice, can that be done? And another question: If there is an issue with a current officer, an etical one, can you ask that the electoins be held once the issue is resolved or ask them to decline?

Q #1: Yes and yes.

Q #2: I have no idea what this means.

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The second part of the question is; There is an unresolved issue as to money spent for the organization by our current presedent. The receipts from the president and the receipts from the company do not match. In talking to the company, they stand behind the receipt that they presented. Our president has yet to provide any documentation to verify his side. It is a large sum of money. With that issue unresolved, can the president be asked to decline the nomination or delay the election until the issue is resolved?

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Q #1: Yes and yes.

Q #2: I have no idea what this means.

The second part of the question is; There is an unresolved issue as to money spent for the organization by our current presedent. The receipts from the president and the receipts from the company do not match. In talking to the company, they stand behind the receipt that they presented. Our president has yet to provide any documentation to verify his side. It is a large sum of money. With that issue unresolved, can the president be asked to decline the nomination or delay the election until the issue is resolved?

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The second part of the question is; There is an unresolved issue as to money spent for the organization by our current presedent. The receipts from the president and the receipts from the company do not match. In talking to the company, they stand behind the receipt that they presented. Our president has yet to provide any documentation to verify his side. It is a large sum of money. With that issue unresolved, can the president be asked to decline the nomination or delay the election until the issue is resolved?

No. If he is otherwise qualified to run for the office, then he is a legitmate candidate. The fact that he has large-denomination bills falling out of his pants pockets does not, per se, eliminate his running for the office.

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The way to keep him out of office is to vote for someone else.

And if Ol' Money Bag's reputation isn't enough to achieve this result, you've got bigger problems. Might bear a visit to his new backyard in-ground pool on Saturday to see who's sharing martinis and bacon-wrapped filet mignon from the grill by the cabana.

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The second part of the question is; There is an unresolved issue as to money spent for the organization by our current presedent. The receipts from the president and the receipts from the company do not match. In talking to the company, they stand behind the receipt that they presented. Our president has yet to provide any documentation to verify his side. It is a large sum of money. With that issue unresolved, can the president be asked to decline the nomination or delay the election until the issue is resolved?

You are free to ask the president to decline his nomination, but he is free to decline your request.

Depending on when your next meeting will occur, you might be able to postpone the election when pending.

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With that issue unresolved, can the president be asked to decline the nomination or delay the election until the issue is resolved?

You can ask him nicely, as an individual, not as a group. The official qualifications if any are in the bylaws, and require a bylaws amendment to change them--or to "delay" the election, if they provide for the time of elections.

And of course after you ask he will probably say no. I would.

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We have any election coming up

Board Status : President + 6 Directors 3 x 3 two year offsetting terms.

We have one of the directors who has one year left on his term running for president.

The current president has stated that the person running for president does not have to give up his postition as director and has indicated if he is not elected as president will retain his postition as a director.

Members are stating that this individual cannot have a postition on hold for him if he is unsuccessful.

Your comments are apreaciated

Thanks

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We have any election coming up

Board Status : President + 6 Directors 3 x 3 two year offsetting terms.

We have one of the directors who has one year left on his term running for president.

The current president has stated that the person running for president does not have to give up his postition as director and has indicated if he is not elected as president will retain his postition as a director.

Members are stating that this individual cannot have a postition on hold for him if he is unsuccessful.

Your comments are apreaciated

Thanks

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We have any election coming up

Board Status : President + 6 Directors 3 x 3 two year offsetting terms.

We have one of the directors who has one year left on his term running for president.

The current president has stated that the person running for president does not have to give up his postition as director and has indicated if he is not elected as president will retain his postition as a director.

Members are stating that this individual cannot have a postition on hold for him if he is unsuccessful.

Your comments are apreaciated

Thanks

There is no rule against it.

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Members are stating that this individual cannot have a postition on hold for him if he is unsuccessful.

Those members are mistaken. You might remind them that it is not uncommon, for example, for a U.S. Senator to run for the office of U.S. President. If he's not elected, he's still a Senator.

Nothing is "on hold" for him; he never stopped being a Senator.

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We have a company election coming up next month in our local Fire Department. One candidate has been nominated and a rumor has started that another candidate may be written in. My question is does the write in candidate have to be compliant with the company by-laws as the nominated candidate does?

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We have a company election coming up next month in our local Fire Department. One candidate has been nominated and a rumor has started that another candidate may be written in. My question is does the write in candidate have to be compliant with the company by-laws as the nominated candidate does?

It would be best to start a new question in a new topic.

Breifly though, a write-in candidate bypasses only the nomination process. All persons must meet the same eligibility requirements to hold office, regardless of how they came to be elected.

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