The Western Reserve of Ohio and Some of Its Pioneers, Places and Women's Clubs Volume 2

The Western Reserve of Ohio and Some of Its Pioneers, Places and Women's Clubs Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...on which the members write their choice, after which the tellers collect and count the votes. All blanks are "thrown out." When one candidate (on the informal ballot) has a large majority--thereby clearly showing that she is the choice of the members, the Secretary may, on motion, be instructed to cast the vote of the assembly for said candidate. If any one objects this can not be done; so, too, the motion to make a vote unanimous fails if there is a single objection; the same holds true of a motion to expunge from the minutes or journal. ORDERS OF THE DAY. There are two classes--General and Special. General orders can be made by a majority, by postponing questions to certain times, or by adopting an order of business for the day or session. These general orders can not interfere with the estab lished rules of the convention. A special order suspends all the rules that interfere with its consideration at the time specified. To make a special order requires a two-thirds vote, but when called up, may, if desired, be postponed by a majority vote. THE PREVIOUS QUESTION. The previous question is the technical term for the motion to cut off debate and force the vote. "I move the previous question" is equivalent to saying--"I move the discussion close at once and the vote be immediately taken." The Chair says, "Shall the main question be now put?" which is virtually saying, shall debate close, and will you take the vote? If twothirds vote "aye," the vote is immediately taken; if "no," the discussion continues as though there had been no interruption. If the previous question is called on the report of a committee, the Chairman of the Committee is entitled to the floor to...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676370X
  • 9781236763709