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District Election Voting

Who can vote?

  • In order to be eligible to vote, both the individual Toastmaster and the club he or she belongs to must be in good standing (see Membership).

Who is entitled to one vote?

  • Each member of the district council or club proxy for the club president or vice president education in attendance at the District Council meeting.

Who is entitled to two votes?

  • Any active member who carries the proxies of both the club president and the vice president education from the club.
  • A Toastmaster belonging to two or more clubs may cast one vote for each of two clubs, but is limited to a maximum of two votes.
  • All other Toastmasters (except members of the district executive committee) are limited to a maximum of two votes, regardless of the number of clubs to which they belong.

Who is entitled to three votes?

  • Any Toastmaster who is also a member of the district executive committee.
  • The maximum number of votes that any Toastmaster may cast is three, regardless of the number of clubs to which that Toastmaster belongs.

What constitutes a quorum for all district council meetings?

  • One-third of the club presidents and vice presidents of the district, or their proxies, must be present.

What if a quorum is not present?

  • If any business is transacted at a meeting where a quorum is not present, the action taken is deemed valid, provided it is later expressly approved in writing by the affirmative vote of a majority of district clubs on the basis of two votes per club.
  • Send a mailing to all clubs as soon as possible after the meeting so that affirmation can be obtained within a reasonable time.
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