Voice vote

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In parliamentary procedure, a voice vote (from the Latin viva voce, meaning "live voice") or acclamation is a voting method in deliberative assemblies (such as legislatures) in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally.wikipedia
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Battle of the Bands

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Voice votes are also used in non-governmental settings, such as battles of the bands and spectator sports where a most valuable player, Man of the Match or Best in Show award is chosen by the audience.
The winner is determined by a voice vote of the audience or the band who brings the most people to support them.

Voting

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In parliamentary procedure, a voice vote (from the Latin viva voce, meaning "live voice") or acclamation is a voting method in deliberative assemblies (such as legislatures) in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally.
The method of voting can range from formal submission of written votes, through show of hands, voice voting or audience response systems, to informally noting which outcome seems to be preferred by more people.

Gerousia

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The election of the members of the Gerousia, Sparta's Council of Elders, was conducted by shouting.
Gerontes were elected by voice vote of the people, with the winner determined by a group of men in a separate building who would judge which shouts had been the loudest without knowing which candidate received that shout.

House of Lords

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In the House of Lords, the Lord Speaker will propose the question by saying, for example (second reading): "The Question is, that the Bill be now read a second time".
The House first votes by voice vote; the Lord Speaker or Deputy Speaker puts the question, and the Lords respond either "content" (in favour of the motion) or "not content" (against the motion).

Division of the assembly

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If there is any doubt as to the outcome, any member of the assembly may request another vote by a method such as division of the assembly (a standing or rising vote), or a roll call vote.
In the United States Congress, divisions are used to give a more accurate estimate of a vote than a voice vote.

Parliamentary procedure

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In parliamentary procedure, a voice vote (from the Latin viva voce, meaning "live voice") or acclamation is a voting method in deliberative assemblies (such as legislatures) in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally.

Legislature

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In parliamentary procedure, a voice vote (from the Latin viva voce, meaning "live voice") or acclamation is a voting method in deliberative assemblies (such as legislatures) in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally.

Motion (parliamentary procedure)

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In parliamentary procedure, a voice vote (from the Latin viva voce, meaning "live voice") or acclamation is a voting method in deliberative assemblies (such as legislatures) in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally.

Deliberative assembly

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The voice vote is considered the simplest and quickest of voting methods used by deliberative assemblies.

Chairperson

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The presiding officer or chair of the assembly will put the question to the assembly, asking first for all those in favor of the motion to indicate so orally ("aye" or "yes"), and then ask second all those opposed to the motion to indicate so verbally ("nay" or "no").

Sound level meter

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The volume of the voices are typically only estimated and not actually measured with sound level meters, giving a chair enough plausible deniability to falsify the result if they disagree with it; even if such a vote can be objectively quantified in terms of decibels, the method gives an unfair advantage to those who have louder voices.

Plausible deniability

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The volume of the voices are typically only estimated and not actually measured with sound level meters, giving a chair enough plausible deniability to falsify the result if they disagree with it; even if such a vote can be objectively quantified in terms of decibels, the method gives an unfair advantage to those who have louder voices.

Decibel

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The volume of the voices are typically only estimated and not actually measured with sound level meters, giving a chair enough plausible deniability to falsify the result if they disagree with it; even if such a vote can be objectively quantified in terms of decibels, the method gives an unfair advantage to those who have louder voices.

Secret ballot

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The need to make an audible signal also compromises any situation in which a secret ballot may be desired.

Voting methods in deliberative assemblies

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In parliamentary procedure, a voice vote (from the Latin viva voce, meaning "live voice") or acclamation is a voting method in deliberative assemblies (such as legislatures) in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally. If there is any doubt as to the outcome, any member of the assembly may request another vote by a method such as division of the assembly (a standing or rising vote), or a roll call vote.

Spectator sport

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Voice votes are also used in non-governmental settings, such as battles of the bands and spectator sports where a most valuable player, Man of the Match or Best in Show award is chosen by the audience.

Most valuable player

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Voice votes are also used in non-governmental settings, such as battles of the bands and spectator sports where a most valuable player, Man of the Match or Best in Show award is chosen by the audience.

Player of the match

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Voice votes are also used in non-governmental settings, such as battles of the bands and spectator sports where a most valuable player, Man of the Match or Best in Show award is chosen by the audience.

Ancient Greece

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Methods of voice voting were employed in ancient Greece as early as seventh century BC.

Sparta

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The election of the members of the Gerousia, Sparta's Council of Elders, was conducted by shouting.

Robert's Rules of Order

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Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th edition) provides that:

Unanimous consent

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In Congress, "the vast majority of actions decided by a voice vote" are ones for which "a strong or even overwhelming majority favors one side," or even unanimous consent.

State legislature (United States)

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It is estimated that more than 95 percent of the resolutions passed by state legislatures are passed by a unanimous voice vote, many without discussion; this is because resolutions are often on routine, noncontroversial matters, such as commemorating important events or recognizing groups.

Speaker (politics)

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The Speaker of the House of Commons will then propose the question by saying, for example (second reading): "The Question is, that the Bill be now read a second time".

Lord Speaker

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In the House of Lords, the Lord Speaker will propose the question by saying, for example (second reading): "The Question is, that the Bill be now read a second time".