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Questions tagged [roberts-rules-of-order]

Questions about interpretation and application of Robert's Rules of Order, the framework for parliamentary procedure and organization meetings.

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Members not allowed to vote in organization meeting [closed]

My husband and I were not allowed to vote in a community organization meeting held last summer. We were requesting permission and support to proceed with work on property we own in the community, ...
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Can a single ballot be used to vote on several proposals?

Our assembly of several hundred will be voting on 4 separate changes to our constitution. I would like the 4 votes to take place on a single ballot (one piece of paper with 4 proposals and ...
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What do terms like “I yield my time, Mr. Speaker” mean?

What do terms like "I yield back" and "I reclaim my time" and "I yield to..." mean? I sorta get it, but am still quite clueless as to the details, let alone any name it may have.
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Robert's Rules Regarding False Statements

In a recent assembly of delegates, an amendment was made/carried to a resolution that was subsequently adopted. The problem I have is that this now puts in our organizations core beliefs section a ...
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Can an organization's presiding officer vote during their impeachment? [closed]

Members in an organization I am involved in are attempting to impeach the President of the organization for negligence of duty. The Constitution/Bylaws of this organization state the following: ...
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Can a motion to postpone to time certain be tabled?

The main motion is being debated. A motion is offered (and seconded) to postpone the motion to a particular time (time certain). Under Robert's Rules of Order (RONR) in the United States. Can the ...
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Why robert's rules need a second?

In executive meetings of a club I belong to, we follow robert's rules of order. That requires someone to second a motion. But considering that the group is small (5 people), one motions that we end ...