I believe we’ve respected the 30-day probationary period in the past, but I haven’t found any email yet that confirms that.
The 30-day rule makes good sense to me, so I would go with it unless someone can find strong evidence to the contrary.
Kip would probably know how he generated the voter list last year. It is complicated by the fact that we have month-to-month membership.
Suppose I’ve been a member for 3 years solid, but then I lapse for a month and then rejoin 2 weeks before the election. Am I a member in good standing?
Waiting 3 months to suspend voting rights for non-paying members seems bizarre to me. I would make it 30 days at most but would prefer 10 days to 2 weeks.
I’ve ceased to be amazed by how our bylaws and standing rules always seem to come up short when we go looking for a crisp answer to an important question. I feel this is the result of the way we make piecemeal changes to try to fix isolated issues. We really need to do a bottom review and rewrite of the bylaws and standing rules.