I thought that the LCTC Bylaws dictated that there should be elections for the Board of Directors. I understand that we installed a new Board at the July meeting, but I don’t remember getting a chance to vote. Can you explain?
Thank you for that great question! Under the Bylaws, the Board of Directors has the option to not have an election if there are either not enough people to run for the Board, or they have the exact number of people needed to fill the vacant positions on the Board. This year, it was the later. We had exactly enough people who were interested in serving on the Board as we had vacancies. Therefore, the Board opted to save money and not have an election. Here is the section of the Bylaws that deals with Elections of Officers:
5.5.4 Election of Directors
Directors shall be announced at the annual meeting, having been elected by an authorized ballot previously mailed or emailed to the membership. Ballots listing the candidates for the Board, their qualifications and a personal statement, will be mailed or delivered by email to the entire membership at least 30 days and no more than 60 days in advance of the annual meeting. Ballots will allow write-ins. Ballots must be received at the Corporation’s PO Box, or by online response, prior to the annual meeting. Ballots shall be tallied at the annual meeting by three members of the corporation membership, selected by the Board, none of whom currently serve as Board members or who are candidates for the Board. Vacancies on the Board shall be filled in order of the candidates receiving the most votes. To be elected, any candidate must receive at least 50% plus one of the votes cast. Results of the election will be announced before the close of the annual meeting. Directors-elect shall assume office on the meeting immediately following the election. If the number of qualified board candidates is less than or equal to the number of vacancies, the sitting Board of Directors can choose by unanimous consent to accept the candidates presented, versus calling for a general election.