Division and Voting Tutorial
Division of the Assembly
To be used whenever a member doubts the result of a voice vote or a vote by show of hands-either because the result appears close or because he doubts that a representative number of the members present have voted-he can call for a Division of the Assembly. (RROO Section 29)
- Must occur before the chair has stated the question on another motion.
- Is in order without obtaining the floor, when another has the floor and at any time after the question has been put, even after the vote has been announced.
- Does not require a second.
- Is not debatable.
- Is not amendable.
- Does not require a vote, since a single member can demand a division.
- Cannot be reconsidered.
- The President will decide if motion is in order or dilatory. (If there has been a clear, full vote, and there can be no reasonable doubt to the outcome, then the motion is dilatory.)
- Member states Division of the Assembly.
- If the motion is in order, the President will use a form of recorded voting.
Since democracy and efficiency must be maintained, if your vote is not recorded through PRS or roll call, then you are entitled to register it with the Recording Secretary.
(March 20, 2006)