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Electing a chair/vice-chair: FAQs
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- 1 Can the same person be elected as chair for successive terms?
- 2 Can a governing body have more than one chair or vice-chair?
- 3 Who should lead the election process?
- 4 Must elections for chair be held each September?
- 5 Can the vice-chair continue their term if elections will take place before it ends?
- 6 What if the votes are tied?
- 7 Can staff governors vote?
- 8 Can associate members vote in the elections?
- 9 Can a losing candidate for chair automatically become vice-chair?
- 10 Can we elect a person as chair/vice-chair if they are not present at the meeting?
- 11 Can a governor who is paid to provide services to the school be chair/vice-chair?
- 12 Can a governor continue as chair after their term of office ends?
- 13 Should we restart the election process after a period of upheaval?
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