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No Majority is reached if the vote is a tie - revote?

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In a paper ballot, the vote ends up in a a tie. Do you again revote until a majority vote is accomplished? It seems that a majority is not reached to either pass or fail the issue in the event of a tie. Nobody wins and nobody losses.

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With a vote by ballot on the adoption of a motion, a tied vote means that there was not a majority in the affirmative, and therefore the motion is lost. No need to vote again, and there is no ambiguity. Either there is a majority in the affirmative or there is not.

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What Matt wrote is correct if the ballot vote was held for the adoption of a motion, but if the vote was in an election then the election is "incomplete" and it is necessary to re-vote until one of the candidates does get a majority of the votes cast.

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In a paper ballot, the vote ends up in a a tie. Do you again revote until a majority vote is accomplished? It seems that a majority is not reached to either pass or fail the issue in the event of a tie. Nobody wins and nobody losses.

If it's a main motion, it simply fails; if an election, keep voting.

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In a paper ballot, the vote ends up in a a tie. Do you again revote until a majority vote is accomplished? It seems that a majority is not reached to either pass or fail the issue in the event of a tie. Nobody wins and nobody losses.

The motion "losses."

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So in the event of elections...if there is a tie between candidates, do we continue voting until there is not a tie? If not, who can break the tie? Can a non-partisan break a tie after conferral with the ad-hoc election committee? thanks in advance as I am rewriting our bylaws...

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So in the event of elections...if there is a tie between candidates, do we continue voting until there is not a tie?

You keep voting until someone (who is willing to serve) receives a majority of the votes cast for that office. No one "breaks" a tie.

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Thank you...Our current bylaw as it stands is "A President shall only be able to serve 3 consecutive, 3 year terms ...however if they go unchallenged or without opposition, then they will be "grandfathered" in to the position...is there a provision in RONR that addresses this specifically?. thanks again.

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Thank you...Our current bylaw as it stands is "A President shall only be able to serve 3 consecutive, 3 year terms ...however if they go unchallenged or without opposition, then they will be "grandfathered" in to the position...is there a provision in RONR that addresses this specifically?. thanks again.

RONR doesn't address it.

But the show "Pushing Daises" offers an applicable sentiment, when Emerson Cod states, "That idea might make a stupid idea feel better about itself."

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