1. Voting may not be by proxy.
2. If a nominee for an office of the Association fails to receive a majority of votes at the General Conference, the presiding officer shall invite nominations from the floor. If nominations are received from the floor, the election will be conducted as if it were a contested office. If nominations are not received from the floor, the office will be filled by a majority vote of the newly elected Board of Directors.
3. Voting for uncontested office(s) may be done by acclamation.
4. After the report of the Nominating Committee has been read at the general conference, the presiding officer shall invite nominations from the floor. If nominations are made from the floor, the elections for the contested office(s) shall be delayed until the uncontested office(s) can be voted on by the membership.
5. The candidates for the contested office(s) shall each then have five minutes to address the membership as to their qualifications for the contested office. Election of the contested office(s) shall be held by secret ballot, with three members responsible for the counting of ballots.
6. The person receiving the highest number of votes for each office shall be declared duly elected.
7. Each member of the voting body shall, when actually present, be entitled to one vote on each matter acted upon by the Conference.
8. Upon demand of fifty (50) or more members, the presiding officer shall order a vote by roll call of the members.
9. In the event of a roll call of the members each member shall be entitled to one vote.
Table of Contents
2. Purpose, Objectives, Powers, Restrictions
5. Board of Directors
7. War or National Emergency
8. General Conferences
12. Rules of Order
14. Appendix A: Specific Powers of the Assn.
15. Appendix B: Specific Duties/Powers of Officers
16. Appendix C: Specific Duties/Powers of the Board
17. Appendix D: Specific Powers, Duties and Composition of Committees
18. Appendix E: Voting at a General Conference