All council, committee or sub committee meetings must be properly called with a written legal summons and an agenda with clearly defined topics (the business to be transacted) which council members will debate and on which they may vote.

This short guide is an introduction to voting at council, committee and sub-committee meetings. It is intended for residents, clerks and councillors.


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Legal background


Who can vote?

Councillors attendance and voting

Proxy Voting

Methods of Voting

General Consensus

Show of Hands

A Paper Ballot

A Recorded Vote

Casting vote


This guide is indicative and not definitive, it is not intended to be a comprehensive list of legal requirements.


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