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BY-LAWS

ARTICLE XII

SUBMISSION OF QUESTIONS

CTION 2

SECTION 1. All subjects considered or acted upon referred to a committee for report. If the report when by this Chamber shall be national in character, timely received is in proper and adequate form for submission in importance, and general in application to business to the membership, the Board of Directors shall order and industry.

it to be incorporated in a referendum pamphlet without

committing itself in favor or against any of its recomAll propositions, resolutions, or ques- mendations, but if not in proper and adequate form it s, except those which involve points of order or shall refer it back to the committee or appoint a new catters of personal privilege, shall be submitted for committee to report on the subject. "action in writing only by the organization members, or by the National Council, or by the Board of Directors: SECTION 6. The referendum pamphlet shall conProvided, That by consent of two-thirds of the dele- tain in addition to the report itself a brief of the major gates present at a meeting a subject not so presented arguments against the recommendations of the commay be considered.

mittee and such other matter as the Board may deem

advisable. If the subject has been submitted by a SECTION 3. When an organization member desires member organization, said organization shall have the to present a subject for the consideration of this Cham- privilege of incorporating in the pamphlet a brief of ber it shall commit its proposals to writing in the form such length as the Board may determine. The pamof a resolution duly adopted by said organization or its phlet shall also contain a ballot upon which the memgoverning body and forward it to the Secretary. ber organizations may register their votes respecting

It shall be the duty of the Secretary to bring this the questions submitted. subject before the Board of Directors by mail, or at its first meeting, whereupon the Directors shall decide SECTION 7. The pamphlet in the form in which it whether or not the subject is of national character, is approved by the Board shall be transmitted to each timely in importance and general in application to busi- member of the Chamber in good standing and simulness and industry. If the Board of Directors decides taneously the Secretary shall mail a copy to the Nathat a subject submitted by an organization member is tional Councillor representing each organization memnot of national character, timely in importance, and ber. general in application to business and industry, and should not therefore be submitted to the membership SECTION 8. The pamphlet shall be accompanied by for consideration, the proposing member may appear a notice from the Secretary that each organization from the decision of the Board to the National Council inember is expected to register its vote on the ballot in at any meeting of that body or by mail through the writing and mail said ballot to reach the National office of the Secretary. If the National Council decides Headquarters within 45 days from the date of issuance by a majority vote that the subject should be referred of the pamphlet. Each organization may cast one such to the membership it shall be incumbent on the Board vote for each delegate to which it is entitled in the anof Directors to order its submission.

nual meeting. No vote shall be valid unless received

by the Secretary within 45 days of the date of the SECTION 4. If the eligibility of the subject has been mailing of the pamphlet. In connection with its vote determined the Board of Directors shall decide wliether each organization member may file such explanation, the subject shall be submitted for consideration by the comment, or opinion as it may desire. Chamber in annual or special meeting or by referendum.

In forwarding the pamphlet it shall be the duty of

the Secretary to advise each organization member of SECTION 5 REFERENDUM. A subject to be

the date on which the right to register votes expires. subnitted to referendum shall as soon as practicable be

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TO THE SECRETARY :

Your organization, as a member of the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, is requested to register its vote upon the questions submitted herewith on this ballot, which is to be detached and sent by registered mail at the earliest date practicable to the Secretary at the National Headquarters, Mills Building, Washington, D. C.

This referendum is taken for the instruction and guidance of the Board of Directors in its action upon the questions presented.

By order of the Board of Directors.

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This ballot will be counted only if received at National Headquarters, Mills Building, Washington, D. C., on or before October 14, 1922. (See By-Laws, Article Xllí, on inside of cover.)

...1922

TO THE SECRETARY
of the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Mills Building, Washington, D. C.

SIR:

The

.......

(Name of Organization)

is a member in good standing in the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

and having a total membership of...

..is entitled to........ votes.

It desires these

votes to be recorded as noted below:

Do you favor making Par Remittance in Payment of Checks universal See page 4-13 throughout the United States?

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INSTRUCTIONS

to MEMBERS

The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States has adopted the following instructions for members, and directed they be printed in connection with the ballot.

1. Each organization member in good standing may cast one vote for each delegate to which it is entitled in the Annual Meeting.

2. The ballot shall be marked by entering a cross or the number of votes to which the organization member is entitled in the syuare at the left of the words "In Favor” if the recommendation is favored, or at the left of the word “Opposed" if the recommendation is opposed.

3. If the organization member desires to have its vote recorded as divided it may do so by entering the vote to which it is entitled in the squares to the left of the words “In Favor" and "Opposed” in such proportion as it sees fit. The total vote in the two squares must not exceed the total number of votes to which the organization member is entitled.

4. Fractional votes less than one-half shall not be entered. If so entered they shall on the canvass be carried to the nearest whole number.

5. The ballots which are so marked as to be clearly intelligible shall be counted. Where the sum of the numbers entered in the squares exceeds the total number of votes to which an organization member is entitled, canvassers shall in no case attempt to divide the votes but shall enter them as “In Favor" or "Opposed” in accordance with the majority vote shown on the ballot.

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