Section: Offenses, liabilities, penalties and forfeitures committed or incurred under repealed acts not affected by such repeal
To be qualified to vote at a meeting of the charge conference, or at a meeting of the membership of a local church of, or organization connected with, The United Methodist Church, when such meeting is held for the purpose of incorporation, alteration or amendment of the certificate of incorporation, merger, election of trustees, or any action relating to the property of such church or organization, a person shall be a full member of such church or organization who is not less than 18 years of age. The presiding officer of any such meeting shall be the judge of the qualifications of voters, subject to appeal to the vote of the members present whose qualifications are not challenged. Such presiding officer shall receive the votes cast and declare the result of same.
Unless otherwise provided by this act, or by the certificate of incorporation or the bylaws of such local church or organization, elections and approval of actions shall be by a majority vote of the qualified voters present and voting. In elections of trustees a written individual ballot shall be used if so directed by vote of the members present, but cumulative voting shall be prohibited.
L.1968, c. 235, s. 16, eff. July 31, 1968. Amended by L.1973, c. 269, s. 6, eff. Nov. 29, 1973.
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