2020 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 3 - Nonprofit Corporations.
Article 2 - Substantive Provisions.
Division A - Members and Directors.
Section 10A-3-2.05 - Voting of Members.
Voting of members.
(a) The right of the members, or any class or classes of members, to vote may be limited, enlarged or denied to the extent specified in the nonprofit corporation's governing documents. Unless so limited, enlarged or denied, each member, regardless of class, shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of members.
(b) A member entitled to vote may vote in person or, unless the nonprofit corporation's governing documents otherwise provide, may vote by proxy executed in writing by the member, or by his or her duly authorized attorney-in-fact. No proxy shall be valid after 11 months from the date of its execution, unless otherwise provided in the proxy. Where directors or officers are to be elected by members, the bylaws may provide that the elections may be conducted by mail.
(c) The governing documents of a nonprofit corporation may provide that in all elections of directors every member entitled to vote shall have the right to cumulate his or her vote and to give one candidate a number of votes equal to his or her vote multiplied by the number of directors to be elected, or by distributing the votes on the same principle among any number of the candidates.
(d) If a nonprofit corporation has no members or its members have no right to vote, the directors shall have the sole voting power.
(Acts 1984, No. 84-290, p. 502, §16; §10-3A-31; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §171.)