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If an organization follows Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (12th Edition) and has an "ex officio" board member, does that board member by default have a right to vote at board meetings or no right to vote at board meetings?

(difficulty level - 4)

The term "ex officio" is often misunderstood to mean a board (or committee) member who does not have the right to vote, but the phase simply means that “by virtue of an office” or title the individual is automatically a board member. Any successor to that title or office becomes the ex-officio member. While the obligations of an ex officio member vary, the rights of the member (to speak, to make motions, to vote) are the same as all other board members unless restricted by the governing documents. See RONR (12th ed.) 47:20; 49:8-10; 50:16.

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