Jump to content
The Official RONR Q & A Forums
Guest Louise

majority vote

Recommended Posts

Guest Louise

With regard to majority vote, the description in Robert's Rules states that it would be a majority of the votes cast, excluding blanks.  Would abstentions be considered blanks?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Guest Louise said:

With regard to majority vote, the description in Robert's Rules states that it would be a majority of the votes cast, excluding blanks.  Would abstentions be considered blanks?

 

No, Robert's Rules states that it would be "... more than half of the votes cast by persons entitled to vote, excluding blanks or abstentions ..." (RONR, 11th ed., p. 400, emphasis supplied).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/19/2019 at 2:43 PM, Joshua Katz said:

No, but abstentions also do not count when determining a majority.

Well, if an abstention is in the form of a blank (ballot), it would be considered a blank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...