(f) For the purpose of electing the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, the presence of one-half (½) of the entire members of the Board of Trustees either physically present or physically represented by their designees shall constitute a quorum. For a designation to be valid:(f) For the purpose of electing the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, the presence of one-half (½) of the entire members of the Board of Trustees either physically present or physically represented by their designees shall constitute a quorum. For a designation to be valid:
(f)(i) The designee must be a member from the Chapter of the designating Board of Trustees member.
(f)(ii) The designator shall provide to the presiding officer of the meeting a written authorization regarding his designee. In the absence of a written authorization, the designator shall confirm by telephone to the presiding officer that his designee is authorized to vote on his behalf.
(f)(iii) For the avoidance of doubt, at the election of the Board of Trustees Chairperson, Chapters must vote either through their Presidents, or their Presidents’ representatives identified under Article 5.5(f), (f)(i) and (f)(ii) above. Chapters shall not be allowed to vote in absentia or by proxy.
(g) Nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Board of Trustees shall be open sixty (60) days before the election and shall close seven (7) days before the election. A declaration of candidacy must be by written notification by electronic mail to all the members the Board of Trustees together.
(h) Election of the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees shall be by a simple majority of the votes cast.
(i) In the event of a tie, candidates shall be given 15 minutes to canvass for votes after which there shall be a fresh vote. If there is still a tie after the second voting, there shall be a third round of voting with the President casting a vote for the first time.
(j) The outgoing Board of Trustees Chairperson shall swear in the Board of Trustees Chairperson-elect who shall take an oath or affirmation that he will faithfully execute his office and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend this Constitution.
(k) The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees shall hold office for two years and until the installation of his successor. The term of office is renewable for another two years upon a valid election. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no person shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
(l) In the event of the Board of Trustees Chairperson ceasing to be the President of his local Chapter by reason of the expiration of his tenure as President of his local Chapter, he shall continue in office to finish out his two-year term. However, while remaining a non-Chapter President, he shall be ineligible to seek reelection as Board of Trustees Chairperson, and shall be disqualified from voting at any Board of Trustees meeting.
(m) In the event that the Board of Chairperson dies, resigns, or is unable perform the duties of his office, or is removed by his local Chapter as President for reasons other than the expiration of his