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Small Committee How to break a tie vote


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32 minutes ago, CindyQC said:

I chair the Rules Committee for our HOA. It's a small committee-5 now but our Board is adding a 6th member. Suggestions on how to break tie votes would be appreciated.  Should I, as chair, abstain from all future votes? Should we require an uneven number of committee members?

Tie votes can happen when the total committee has either an even or odd number of members. Not all members may attend every meeting and those attending may choose to abstain from a particular motion. A tie vote defeats the motion (just as much as all voting against it).

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41 minutes ago, CindyQC said:

I chair the Rules Committee for our HOA. It's a small committee-5 now but our Board is adding a 6th member. Suggestions on how to break tie votes would be appreciated.  Should I, as chair, abstain from all future votes? Should we require an uneven number of committee members?

As I suspect you have gathered from the preceding responses, the answer to both of your questions is "no".

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3 minutes ago, George Mervosh said:

But this is a committee.

So the OP sez...  If it is a Special Committee, then all its meetings are one session, so no renewal (p. 500).

Chances are, however, that a "Rules Committee" is a standing committee, established in the bylaws.  RONR doesn't say anything about Meetings vs.Sessions in Standing Committees so yo' pay yo' money and take yo' choice.  RONR/12, please?

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