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How to Vote During a Meeting
When decisions need to be made, there needs to be a vote.
- The President calls for a motion.
- Someone makes a motion.
- Someone else seconds the motion
- There is discussion.
- The president asks for everyone in favor to say “yea” or to raise
- his or her hand.
- The president asks everyone opposed to say “no” or raise his or her hand.
- The president announces the results.
|Robert’s Rules of Order—Motion Cue Card|
Stop the meeting
|Call the Question
Stop talking about it
|Call the question
(close, limit, Extend) talk about it
|Fix time to adjourn Lay on the table
talk about it later
|Postpone to time certain
wait until Later
take a break
|Refer to committee||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Majority|
- Motion: Something that the board has to vote on
- Second: Someone else has to agree to the motion
- Debate: The motion has to be talked about
- Amend: The motion can be changed before it is voted on
- Majority: most of the people at a meeting