1. Majority Votes.
Except as stated in #2 below, a motion shall require the support of a majority of members present and voting.
2. Two-Thirds Majority.
Two-thirds (2/3) support by those present and voting shall be required to pass the following motions:
(a) objection to consideration
(b) close debate
(c) suspend a rule
(d) limit debate
(e) extend length of time of debate
(f) rescind when proper notice has not been given
(g) close nominations.
3. Unanimous Consent.
On non-contentious issues, the Chair may dispense with taking a vote, provided no member objects.
4. Method of Voting.
Voting shall normally be by show of hands. However, in elections or on motions to censure individuals, committees or groups, a secret ballot shall be used.
5. Other Methods of Voting.
Motions to provide for other methods of voting require the consent of a majority of the members present and voting.
6. Chair and Tie Vote.
As a member of Senate, the Chair has a right to one (1) vote on all motions presented to Senate, such vote to be counted at the same time as all other votes. A tie vote shall be regarded as defeating the motion. The Chair may cast one (1) vote to break a tie, if at the time the question was called the Chair did not vote.