The application shall also contain the names of three (3) responsible men or women (not necessarily member of the Association), who shall testify to the candidate’s good character. The initiation fee shall be an amount established by the Board of Directors which shall accompany the signed application, which on being received shall be recorded and referred to the Membership Committee. On receiving their favorable report, a ballot shall be taken to elect or not elect the applicant to membership. All votes shall be by hand, paper ballot or machine. However, should a majority of the members vote against the acceptance, the applicant shall be rejected and all application fees shall be refunded. A person so rejected shall not be eligible for reapplication until six (6) months shall have elapsed since the date of his/her rejection, and should he/she again be rejected, it shall be final.