30Re: Section VI
- May 16, 2008--- In email@example.com, "joscelyn70"
>Ok. I have added the residency requirements, and referenced the Proxy
> Don't forget to add residency wordage in there like we did for
> election of officer and voting. Can the letter or whatever is posted
> contain the reason for the removal? Just a thought.
section. I have also gone back to the V. ELECTIONS section and added
"aged 15 years or older" to the voting requirements, and modified the
proof of residency line to exempt minor children residing with their
parents. I am not sure most of our minor children can furnish
sufficient proof of residency.
So, the 15-years-old requirement will hold for Officer removal votes
As for adding a "reason" to the petition or Officer vote for removal
-- I can probably argue both sides of that, but I tend to think we are
better off if we do not include it as a requirement by way of the
By-Laws. There is nothing to preclude a "reason" being given, and it
is almost guaranteed to come out during the meeting, but I worry about
putting our backs against the wall should there come a time when
public airing is not the best course of action. I can't come up with
a scenario to help illustrate, but I am just uncomfortable.
Of course, if the rest of our group agrees we should include it, then
we will include it!
Please take a look at the modifications below (sorry, the red did not
come through, nor did the tabs, so it looks a bit funny), and comment
away. Also, please take a look at the rest of the By-Laws and make
any comments about those sections as well. We are getting close to
VI. REMOVAL OF OFFICERS
Any elected Officer can be removed from office by a vote of removal,
as proposed by either the Officers or the Populace. Such proposal must
take the form of either:
1. A decision by two-thirds of the officers, or
2. A petition signed by one-third of the paid members of the Shire,
and presented to the Officers during a business meeting.
VI. A. The vote of removal will be announced at the Business Meeting,
posted to the Populace list, and published in the newsletter.
VI. B. The vote of removal will be taken from the paid members of the
Shire at the next scheduled Business Meeting.
The vote of removal will be a closed ballot format. Each paid member,
aged 15 years and older, must show proof of membership and residence
to receive a ballot. Proxy ballots will be permitted, and will follow
the procedures in Section V.E.2. PROXY BALLOTS.
If an Officer is removed from Office, or steps down prior to the end
of his/her term, the deputy, if one exists, will assume the office
until a new election is conducted.
An election for a replacement will be conducted three months following
the removal or the stepping down of the Officer. If there are fewer
than three months remaining until the next general election, the
deputy may hold the position until the next general election. In the
event that there is not a deputy, the position will remain vacant, and
the Seneschal will see to the performance of the duties of that office
as required by Kingdom Law and Corpora.
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