All Officers shall
Nominations and elections shall be by ballot. Whenever a vote shall be taken and ballots cast for more than two candidates for any one office, the name of the candidate receiving the lowest number of votes shall be dropped upon taking another vote.
A vacancy in an elective office, except that of Master and Wardens, may be filled by ballot at any Stated Communication upon due notice to the members. This notice may be by electronic mail, and/or through the Post Office. A vacancy in an appointive office may be filled at any time. In case the office of Master and Wardens become vacant, the Secretary shall immediately notify the Grand Master of that fact.
Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, Secretary and three Trustees, who shall be elected, at the first communication following the Annual Communication of Grand Lodge by ballot and by a majority vote, unless there be but one candidate in nomination, when an election may be had by a show of hands. Said officers shall be installed on or before the next Stated Communication thereafter and, except the Trustees, shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected and installed. The Trustees, one of whom shall be elected each year, shall hold office for three years or until their successors are elected and installed.
Chaplain, Senior Deacon, Junior Deacon, Senior Master of Ceremony, Junior Master of Ceremony, two Stewards, Marshal, Tiler, Musician, and Librarian. Who shall be appointed by the Master at the time of the installation of the elective officers and shall hold office during his pleasure or until their successors are appointed.
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