Director Autopromotion Procedure

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This procedure was adopted by the Board on 6th January 2015.

Extract from Freegle Rules:

57. The Board of Directors may at any time fill a casual vacancy on the Board by co-option. Co-opted individuals must be Members of the Society and will hold office as a Director only until the next annual general meeting.

58. At no time must the number of co-opted individuals comprise more than one-third of the Board of Directors.


If a vacancy for a Director occurs within 3 months of election, the Board will vote whether or not to invoke the autopromotion procedure.

Under autopromotion, the role vacancy should be offered to the next highest voted candidate, provided they gained at least 75% of the votes of the lowest successful candidate in the most recent election.

Where the auto-promotion procedure is applicable following an election, instructions to voters in that election shall state the fact clearly, and there shall be an option for voters to reject all the listed candidates.