Since our local council elections are upon us over the months of May and June, I am including within this article, the “Guidelines for Local Elections” from the Office of the Supreme Advocate.
Guidelines for Local Elections
Section 126 of the Laws of the Knights of Columbus establishes the offices for local councils. Section 128 of the Laws requires local councils to hold annual elections for council officers.
Elections are to be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order. Section 162 of the Laws of the Knights of Columbus establishes certain categories of misconduct that may expose a member to disciplinary action. Section 162(23), set forth below, provides a general rule for the conduct of candidates for council offices.
Section 162: Any member of the Order who after trial, excepting where it is provided that no trial shall be had, shall be found guilty of the conduct specified in the subdivisions following shall be fined, suspended or expelled as set forth therein, to wit:..