Election to More than One Office

Election to More than One Office
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QUESTION:

Can an elected member hold two elected positions at the same time?
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ANSWER:

Carefully check your bylaws to see if they have anything to say about this. If not, refer to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR), 10th edition, pp. 425-426:

"Although, strictly speaking, there is no prohibition against a person's holding more than one office, it is understood in most societies that a member can serve in only one such capacity at a time, and sometimes the bylaws so provide. In such a case, if the person elected to two or more offices is present, he can choose which of the offices he will accept. If he is absent, the assembly should decide by vote the office to be assigned to him, and then should elect person(s) to fill the other office(s)."