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We are creating new bylaws a small group of our board created

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We are creating new bylaws a small group of our board created their own set and made on online motion to accept the new bylaws it was seconded but the chair never recognized the motion nor was their discussion. People just started voting and now this group thinks that the vote to accept this new set of bylaws is legitimate. Is this true according to Robert's Rules of Order
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Online voting is not allowed under any of the laws and unless the bylaws of the organization provide for online balloting and voting, such a vote would not be valid under Roberts Rules. You cannot have online motions or votes without bylaws specifically stating that form of voting would be allowed.

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