PART 6 – VOTING
30.1 A resolution is a motion or item of business either previously approved by the Board of Directors or put forward from the floor that comes forward to the annual general meeting for approval by the general Association membership.
30.2 All resolutions at general meetings must be seconded before discussion can take place.
30.3 The presiding officer of a meeting may also bring forward a resolution.
31.1 Motions are proposed in order to suggest a course of action regarding an item of business and must be seconded before discussion can take place.
31.2 Motions may be proposed at annual general meetings, Board of Directors meetings or Association meetings.
32. Tie Votes
32.1 In case of an equality of votes the presiding officer shall not have a deciding vote in addition to the vote to which he may be entitled as a member.
32.2 In the case of a tie vote, the proposed motion or resolution shall not pass.
4. Voting Procedures
33.1 A member in good standing present at a meeting of members is entitled to one vote.
33.2 Voting is by show of hands, unless the members otherwise decide.
33.3 Voting by proxy is not permitted.
33.4 Designated alternates of appointed and elected Board members are entitled to speak and vote on behalf of the person or organization they are representing.
33.5 Voting by e-mail or electronic means is permitted, the results of which will be recorded by the Executive Director and Board Chair or designate and announced at the following meeting and included in the minutes of that meeting. This method of voting is as valid and effective as if the motion had been regularly voted on at a meeting of the Board of Directors, providing there is an appropriate notification period and at least 5 Directors respond.
34. At annual general meetings, Board of Directors meetings and Association meetings, appointed Board Directors are entitled to speak and, if they so choose, vote and in all other respects exercise the rights of a Director, and that representative shall be reckoned as a Director for all purposes with respect to a meeting of the Association.
35. At an annual general meeting, a corporate member (i.e. a representative of an organization or corporation that has registered as a corporate member of the Association) may both speak and vote as the corporation’s authorized representative, and in all other respects exercise the rights of a member. That representative shall be reckoned as a member for all purposes with respect to a meeting of the Association.