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How can members vote?

As stated in the Articles of Incorporation, no member shall own more than one membership and each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote and no more upon each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the membership.  Voting by proxy and cumulative voting shall not be permitted.  If two or more persons hold one membership certificate in partnership, joint tenancy, or otherwise, the vote of such membership may be cast by any one of such persons, or as otherwise directed by the Board of Directors.  A member absent from any meeting may submit a mail vote on any motion, resolution, or amendment to be acted upon at such meeting, provided a mail ballot has been specifically authorized by the Board of Directors.  A mail vote must be cast on a ballot containing the exact text of the proposed motion, resolution, or amendment by depositing such ballot in the United States Mail, addressed to the Secretary at the business office of the Cooperative not later than five (5) days prior to the day of the meeting at which the vote is to be taken.  At all meetings of the members at which a quorum is present, all questions shall be decided by a vote of a majority of the members present in person or represented by mail vote except as otherwise provided by law, the Articles of Incorporation of the Cooperative or these Bylaws.

 

 

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