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SCRIPT: DIVISION OF THE ASSEMBLY
SCRIPT: DIVISION OF THE ASSEMBLY

Right after a voice vote or a vote by show of hands

Member:

Division.

Chair:

A division is called for; a standing vote will now be taken. The question is on the adoption of the motion to _________________________________

Those in favor of the motion, please stand. [Pause] Please be seated. Those opposed to the motion, please stand. [Pause] Please be seated

The affirmative has it, the motion is adopted, we will [state the effect of the vote] and the next business in order is . . .

or

The negative has it, the motion is lost and [state the effect of the motion].

 
  • Does not need a second
  • Is not debatable
  • Is not amendable
  • Required on the demand of one member

 

 

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