Voting early, but how often?
April 19, 2012 7:27 AM Subscribe
In a meeting, not an election, how many times can an absentee ballot be used on the same issue?
posted by donpardo to law & government (15 answers total)
At a board meeting last night, there was an up/down vote by secret ballot on an decision by a sub-committee. The initial vote was a tie, and we decided to continue the discussion and then vote again.
One of the board members needed to leave before the first vote, but he handed in an absentee ballot on this motion. This ballot was counted in the first vote that resulted in a tie.
If we knew which ballot was his (and we did) should it have been counted again in the second vote? Each vote was on the exact same motion with no changes other than additional discussion and additional information. We still had a quorum without the absent board member.