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Subchapter 002 : Voting(Cite as: 11B V.S.A. § 7.25)
§ 7.25. Cumulative voting for directors
(a) If the articles and bylaws provide for cumulative voting by members, members may so vote, by multiplying the number of votes the members are entitled to cast by the number of directors for whom they are entitled to vote, and cast the product for a single candidate or distribute the product among two or more candidates.
(b) Cumulative voting is not authorized at a particular meeting unless:
(1) the meeting notice or statement accompanying the notice states that cumulative voting will take place; or
(2) a member who has the right to cumulate his or her votes gives notice to the corporation not less than 48 hours before the time set for the meeting of his or her intent to cumulate his or her votes during the meeting, and if one member gives this notice, all other members entitled to vote and participating in the election are entitled to cumulate their votes without giving further notice.
(c) A director elected by cumulative voting may be removed by the members without cause if the requirements of section 8.08 of this title are met unless the votes cast against removal, or not consenting in writing to such removal, would be sufficient to elect such director if voted cumulatively at an election at which the same total number of votes were cast (or, if such action is taken by written ballot, all memberships entitled to vote were voted) and the entire number of directors authorized at the time of the director’s most recent election were then being elected.
(d) Members may not cumulatively vote if the directors and members are identical. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)