Parliamentary Practice; An Introduction To Parliamentary Law

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHenry Martyn Robert

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. VOTING AND ELECTIONS. The ordinary method of voting is by voice, or viva voce as it is called, described on page 10. In some organizations the vote is taken by "show of hands." The chair in this case says, "As many as are in favor of the motion will hold up their right hands. Down. Those opposed will signify it in the same way [or, will hold up their right hands]. The affirmative has it, and the motion is adopted." The affirmative vote is always taken first. Another method of voting is by rising. The chair puts the question in a similar way, replacing "hold up their right hands" by the word "rise," and replacing the word "Down" by "Be seated." This method is used whenever a "Division" is called for, and whenever there is difficulty in deciding from the sound which side has won. These formal methods of voting are frequently avoided and much time saved by asking for "General Consent." When a member wishes to have something done that he thinks all will agree to, he obtains the floor, states what he desires to have done, and asks us for general consent. The chair repeats the request and asks if there is any objection. If no one objects the chair proceeds practically the same as if the thing had been adopted by a formal vote. For instance, suppose after the adoption of a resolution a grammatical error is detected. Instead of reconsidering the vote and amending and then re-adopting the resolution, the chair should state the desired correction and ask if there is any objection to its being made. Hearing none he should say so and should announce the resolution as amended. [See page 148 for illustration.] So when the minutes are read the chair asks if there are any corrections. If there are none he declares the minutes approved. Granting general consent does...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. VOTING AND ELECTIONS. The ordinary method of voting is by voice, or viva voce as it is called, described on page 10. In ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217530494

ISBN - 13:9780217530491

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