To change the language used to indicate opposition to a motion from “no” to “aye.”

Rule 3.  Order of Business and Debate

New Section I. Voting on the Question

                  When taking the vote on any question before the representative assembly, the presiding officer shall ask those who are in support of the question to say “aye” followed by asking those who oppose the question to say “aye.”

Impact Statement

Under current practice, the chair asks delegates to signal their position on a motion before the body by voice vote – with delegates in favor saying “aye” and delegates opposed saying “no.” If the chair is in doubt as to the outcome, a second voice vote is called, followed by a standing vote if the chair remains in doubt.

The proposed amendment would change the language for indicating opposition to a motion from “no” to “aye.” Thus, the chair would ask delegates in favor to say “aye” and would then ask those opposed also to say “aye.”

Submitted By


Donald Traxler, OH

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