2342 - Voting Methods

Voting will normally be by voice vote on all matters coming before the board for action; however, any member may call for a division in which case the vote will be by show of hands. In either event, the minutes will reflect the vote of each member voting and the abstention of any member present but not voting, unless the vote was unanimous.

A member must vote on all issues unless there is a conflict of interest which will be so stated before the vote is taken and the reason recorded in the minutes.

No secret ballots are permitted. If the board decides, by majority vote, to vote by written ballot, each member must sign his or her ballot and the ballots must be available for public inspection in the superintendent's office immediately following the meeting and until the minutes are approved at which time they may be destroyed.

Legal References: G.S. 143-318.13

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Adopted: 01-07-02