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Bi-elections

No quorum is required in the holding of an election for a Local Spiritual Assembly. This rule also applies in the case of By-elections. The mere fact that less than nine vote for the members of the Local Spiritual Assembly does not invalidate the election.
(Universal House of Justice, NSA USA - Developing Distinctive Bahá’í Communities)


The newly elected Spiritual Assembly should consult, seeking the guidance of the National Spiritual Assembly if necessary, and call for a By-election if a vacancy is declared. Before the person can be replaced, all members of the community must be notified of the need for a By-election.
(Universal House of Justice, NSA USA - Developing Distinctive Bahá’í Communities)


Vacancies in the membership of the Spiritual Assembly shall be filled by election at a special meeting of the local Bahá’í community duly called for that purpose by the Assembly. In the event that the number of vacancies exceeds four, making a quorum of the Spiritual Assembly impossible, the election shall be under the supervision of the National Spiritual Assembly.
(Universal House of Justice, NSA USA - Developing Distinctive Bahá’í Communities)


When it is necessary to fill a vacancy on the Assembly, a by- election should be called. Written notices should be sent to all eligible adult members in the community at least fifteen days before the date of the election. The voting list should include the names of all eligible adult members, including those who may have resigned from the Assembly.
(Although a person may have resigned, he or she is still considered eligible to serve on the Assembly.) (Universal House of Justice, NSA USA - Developing Distinctive Bahá’í Communities)