Jump to content
The Official RONR Q & A Forums

Abstention Votes


Guest Steven

Recommended Posts

Guest Steven

SO my question is what happens if the entire committee decides to abstain. Meaning that there were not votes for or against the motion and only abstentions. For instance, if there is a motion and the vote count is zero ayes zero nays but 4 abstentions, does the motion pass or fail? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Were there more votes in favour than opposed? No. So there is not a majority of votes in favour and it fails.

More generally, any tie vote (0-0, 1-1, or 2-2) means that there is not a majority of the votes cast being in favour. (majority = more than half).

I'll be interested in hearing how a motion that no one wants to vote on even got made.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Atul Kapur said:

I'll be interested in hearing how a motion that no one wants to vote on even got made.

I’m interesting the answer to that, too. 

Guest Steven, did the maker of the motion not vote for his own motion (which he has a right to not do)? If that’s the case, did he attempt to withdraw it first? Or is this just a hypothetical? 🙂

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...