Members in an organization I am involved in are attempting to impeach the President of the organization for negligence of duty.
The Constitution/Bylaws of this organization state the following:
Any member of [the Organization] has the right to bring formal charges against an officer in the case of misuse of authority or neglect of office. The member who is bringing the charges against the officer must submit a formal notice in writing to the Executive Board, at which point an impeachment hearing will be scheduled. At the impeachment hearing, the accused officer shall have the right to defend themselves. The impeachment proceedings will end with a vote of all voting members of the organization with a majority being 50% +1.
The President of the organization is normally the presiding officer at organization meetings. Under Robert's Rules of Order, the presiding officer does not have the right to vote unless it is in the event of a tie.
If a presiding officer (in this case the President) wishes to participate in debate/defend themselves then they must remove themselves from the position of the Chair, correct?
If the President gives the Chair to the Vice-President, is the Vice-President able to vote?
If the President gives the Chair to the Vice-President, is the President able to vote?
I know that under better circumstances, it would be wise to look at the organization's bylaws for this information. However, the quote above is the only information relating to removal of an officer in the bylaws/constitution.