mature public speaker with raised hand standing at podium in front of group; parliamentary concept – can meeting chair vote?

Can the Chairman of a Meeting Vote?

Here’s a common parliamentary procedure question: “Can the chair vote?” Robert’s Rules gives us some preliminary help on chair participation with a vague “yes, but only sometimes.” I’d like to take this a...

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2 men and 2 women seated in colorful garb; Bubbles over heads 3 ayes; 1 no; voting; parliamentary procedure

How to Take a Vote in 5 Easy Steps

Chairing a meeting is harder than it looks. And at times parliamentary procedure doesn’t make that job any easier. Keeping track of what motion is on the floor and who to recognize...

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How to Draft a Tellers Report

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Robert’s Rules says when something’s official, it needs to be official. Which means, the tellers report—we’re talking about the on-paper vote count—can’t just exist on...

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