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(a) General rule.--Unless otherwise provided in a bylaw adopted by the members:
(1) In advance of any meeting of members of a nonprofit corporation, the board of directors or other body may appoint judges of election, who need not be members, to act at the meeting or any adjournment thereof. If judges of election are not so appointed, the presiding officer of the meeting may, and on the request of any member shall, appoint judges of election at the meeting. The number of judges shall be one or three. A person who is a candidate for office to be filled at the meeting shall not act as a judge.
(2) In case any person appointed as judge fails to appear or fails or refuses to act, the vacancy may be filled by appointment made by the board of directors or other body in advance of the convening of the meeting, or at the meeting by the presiding officer thereof.
(3) The judges of election shall determine the number of members of record and the voting power of each, the members present at the meeting, the existence of a quorum, the authenticity, validity and effect of proxies, if voting by proxy is permitted under the bylaws, receive votes or ballots, hear and determine all challenges and questions in any way arising in connection with the right to vote, count and tabulate all votes, determine the result and perform the acts as may be proper to conduct the election or vote with fairness to all members. The judges of election shall perform their duties impartially, in good faith, to the best of their ability and as expeditiously as is practical. If there are three judges of election, the decision, act or certificate of a majority shall be effective in all respects as the decision, act or certificate of all.
(4) On request of the presiding officer of the meeting, or of any member, the judges shall make a report in writing of any challenge or question or matter determined by them, and execute a certificate of any fact found by them. Any report or certificate made by them shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein.
(b) Cross reference.--See section 6145 (relating to applicability of certain safeguards to foreign domiciliary corporations).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 5765. Judges of election - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-15-pacsa-corporations-and-unincorporated-associations/pa-csa-sect-15-5765/
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