2006 New York Code - Organization And Conduct Of Corporate Meetings; Qualifications Of Voters.



 
    §  164. Organization and conduct of corporate meetings; qualifications
  of voters.  At every corporate meeting of a church to which this article
  is applicable the following persons, and no others  shall  be  qualified
  voters,  to  wit:   all persons who are then members in good and regular
  standing of such church by admission into full communion  or  membership
  therewith  in  accordance with the by-laws thereof, provided that if the
  by-laws so provide, persons who have statedly worshiped with such church
  and have regularly contributed to its financial  support  for  not  less
  than one year preceding such meeting shall also be qualified voters.
    At  such  corporate  meetings,  the  presence  of at least six persons
  qualified to vote thereat shall be necessary to constitute a quorum; and
  all matters or questions shall be decided by a majority of the qualified
  voters voting thereon, except that by-laws can  be  adopted  or  amended
  only  by  a two-thirds vote. The clerk of the corporation shall call the
  meeting to order; and under his supervision the  qualified  voters  then
  present  shall choose a presiding officer and two inspectors of election
  to receive the ballots cast. The presiding officer and the inspectors of
  election shall declare the result of the ballots cast on any matter  and
  shall  be  the  judges  of the qualifications of voters.  At each annual
  corporate meeting, successors to those trustees whose  terms  of  office
  then  expire shall be elected by ballot from the qualified voters, for a
  term of three years thereafter, and  until  their  successors  shall  be
  elected.  A  clerk  of  the  corporation shall be elected by ballot, who
  shall hold office until the closing of  the  next  annual  meeting,  and
  until his successor shall be elected.

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