Bylaw 20(A): General Membership Meetings and Voting
- By a majority vote, the Steering Committee may decide whether to hold general membership meetings in person or virtually, and whether to allow for electronic voting of the membership.
- If a secure electronic vote is held, the Chair of Council shall provide instructions to all members regarding the rules of debate and the methods of voting. The outcome of a secure electronic vote shall be recorded in a manner similar to that of an in-person vote.
- The Chair of Council shall make every effort to ensure that voting takes place under conditions allowing for full and fruitful debate and shall announce the results of a vote to Council as soon as is possible after the conclusion of voting. How members voted shall be kept confidential unless an audit is required.
- Any electronic vote will normally remain open for at least 24 hours. Voting shall not take place on weekends.