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ARTICLE VI Conduct of Other Business and Related Voting

Section 10: Amendments to the Statement of Position and Purpose

Amendments to the Statement of Position and Purpose must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the biennial convention's general membership meeting. Said amendments will be forwarded to all members of record no later than 60 calendar days prior to thebiennial convention.

Said amendments will be presented for discussion at the general membership meeting. A summary of discussion will be developed from the record of discussion and this summary will be sent to all Regular Members and Chartered Chapters.

Amendments may be submitted to the National Secretary either by vote of the Board of Directors or by two (2) percent of the Regular Members and be sponsored by at least three (3) of the Chartered Chapters of DIGNITY which shall be certified by the Election Committee.

Within 21 days after the close of the Biennial convention, the Election Committee shall submit to the Regular Members and Chartered Chapters a ballot for the proposed amendment(s) indicating the date of the close of balloting on the ballot. Regular members and Chartered Chapters shall have 30 days from date of submission of the ballot to return their ballot. The Election Committee shall report the results of the balloting to the membership within 21 days of the close of balloting. Two-thirds majority of ballots cast shall be necessary for adoption.

Section 20: Rescinding a Decision of the Board of Directors

Motions to rescind a decision of the Board of Directors may be made after notification of the action has been given to the membership but no later than 120 days after the aforementioned notice has been given.

Motions to rescind a decision of the Board may be submitted to the National Secretary by five (5) percent of the Regular Members representing at least 10% of the Chartered Chapters of DIGNITY.

Upon certification of a motion to rescind a decision of the Board of Directors the action of the Board of Directors in question shall be suspended, where possible, until the conclusion of voting on the aforementioned motion.

Within 21 days of the receipt of the aforementioned motion and certification by the Election Committee, the Committee shall submit to the Regular Members and Chartered Chapters a ballot for the motion indicating the date of the close of balloting on the ballot. Individual Members and Chartered Chapters shall have 30 days from date of submission of the ballot to return their vote. The Election Committee shall report the results of the balloting to the membership within 21 days of the close of balloting. Two-thirds majority of ballots cast shall be necessary for adoption.

If there is a regular National Election scheduled within 120 days of receipt of the aforementioned motion, the Board of Directors may direct the Election Committee to submit this ballot with the ballot for the regular National Election.