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BYLAW 405. VOTING; QUORUM.
All voting by Members shall be conducted by written ballot, either mailed or delivered to the Secretary. A Member may withdraw a written ballot before the counting of ballots by instructing the Secretary to withdraw the ballot and by furnishing the Secretary with a new ballot. The Board shall establish procedures for the submission, verification and counting of ballots. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted. One hundred (100) Members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Members. If a quorum is not present at a meeting, the Members in attendance may act to adjourn the meeting.
Effective August 1, 2016, the above paragraph will read as follows:
(a) A quorum at any meeting of the Members shall be constituted as described in (b) below. If a quorum is not present at a meeting, the Members in attendance may act to adjourn the meeting. Each Member entitled to vote at a meeting of Members may vote in person at the meeting by ballot or may authorize another person or persons to act for such Member by proxy, but no such proxy shall be voted or acted upon after three years from its date, unless the proxy provides for a longer period.
(b) (i) For any matter that requires a separate vote by membership category or categories, but not all membership categories voting together as a single class, at any meeting of the Members, the lesser of fifty (50) Members in such membership category or categories or five percent (5%) of the total number of Members in such membership category or categories shall constitute a quorum for that membership category.
(ii) For all other matters, 51% of the total number of Members shall constitute a quorum.