VOTING METHOD AT BOARD MEETINGS

An affirmative vote of the majority of members present shall be necessary for the passage of any motion, except in such instances as the law, or other policies of this Board, may require a larger vote. Every member present, including the President, shall be entitled to one vote.

All voting shall be by voice or by show of hands; a roll call vote may be requested by any member and/or ordered by the President, with the vote of each member recorded in the minutes. All voice votes by the members of the Board shall be recorded in the minutes.

In an instance when a member is compelled to "recuse" himself from voting because of a personal interest in the proposition or for some other valid reason he shall state that he intends to "recuse" himself from voting and give reasons why he wished to do so. In such instance, no vote shall be counted for him.

There shall be no representation by proxy of any member of the Board at any time. All members present are authorized to speak on issues, offer and second motions, and vote. However, the President of the Board shall not cast a vote for the appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board except in the case of a tie vote, in which case the President shall cast a vote to break the tie.

Reconsideration of action shall be according to Robert's Rules of Order.

No action shall be taken by the Board except as voted above at a properly called regular or special meeting.

Ref: LA-R.S. Sec. 42.5, Robert's Rules of Order, ed. Rachel Vixmon, (New York: Pyramid Books, Latest Edition).