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Sine Die

Question: What does it mean when a meeting is adjourned sine die? Answer: When a meeting is adjourned sine die (pronounced SIGN-ee DYE-ee) it literally means that the assembly is adjourned without day, ie. the assembly is disolved. This happens when a delegate...

What is a Parliamentarian?

Question: I’ve often wondered what a parliamentarian does at a meeting. Could you explain? Answer. A parliamentarian is a meeting expert. Parliamentarians are trained understand the procedural authorities such as Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised or The Standard...

Correcting Minutes

Question: How many times can minutes be corrected after they are approved? Answer: There is no limit to the number of times that minutes can be corrected according to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Edition (RONR11). On page 475: “If the existence of an...

Majority Vote

Question: I’ve always heard that a majority vote was 50% plus one vote. Is this correct? Answer: No. A majority is simply “more than half.” For instance a majority of 22 is 12 (more than 22 divided by 2; greater than 11) but a a majority of 21 is 11 (more than 21...

Tie Vote

Question: A vote is taken on a motion and after it is counted it is discovered that the vote is 16 for and 16 against. Now what? Answer: When a tie vote occurs on a motion that requires a majority vote for adoption, the motion is defeated. If the presiding officer is...
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