Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
A vote taken in a House of Parliament when the names of Members are recorded individually according to how they vote.
Only the total number of votes for and against a motion are recorded (no names or individual votes are recorded).
an incidental motion which requires no second, cannot be debated or amended and is not voted on
A formal vote in the Parliament, heralded by the ringing of bells, whereby Members separate into the "ayes" on the right of the Chair, or "noes" on the left, to have their votes recorded.
When the Presiding Officer announces the result of a vote a Member in the minority may ask that a count be taken. This records in writing those MPs for or against the motion or question before the House. After the bells are rung for two minutes (timed by a sand-glass) the doors are locked, and a teller (person to count) from each side is appointed to record the Ayes or Noes. The Ayes move to the right and the Noes to the left of the Presiding Officer's Chair.
A vote taken by having those members in the affirmative on a question first rise and be counted and then having those members in the negative rise and be counted. A division may be used when the chair is in doubt on a voice vote or when called for by any member.
A method of voting by way of a show of hands or by standing; provides a count without a roll call.
A method of voting; a request that members stand or raise hands to be counted when the outcome of a voice vote is ' unclear or in dispute.
The taking of recorded votes in the house or one of its committees. In the house, members rise as their names are called, and they vote for or against a motion. This vote is recorded in the Votes and Proceedings.
Most parliamentary motions are decided by a verbal vote, but if more than one member challenges the decision then a 'division' is called. The 'ayes' and 'noes' are then recorded and reported in Hansard.
A vote whereby the number of proponents and opponents is counted. It differs from a roll call vote (also known as a vote by "YEAS AND NAYS") in that a division does not attribute a particular vote to a certain person. A division differs from "UNANIMOUS CONSENT" (or under the gavel, or under the hammer) in that a count is made and unanimity is not presumed. In the House, members use the electronic voting system used for roll calls, but the individual votes are not recorded. The Senate has an electronic voting system and the capability to conduct a division electronically but, generally, prefers to hold a division by having the members rise in their seats and be counted.
Method of voting called for by members to verify by actual count the results of a voice vote.
when members of the House of Representatives or the Senate move to one side of the chamber to vote for or against a bill.
The means for deciding a question other than by consensus. See voting.
Division of the house is a parliamentary mechanism which calls for a rising vote, wherein the members of the house literally divide into groups indicating a vote in favour of or in opposition to a motion on the floor. This was the method used to decide motions in the Roman Senate (and was occasionally used in democratic Athens), and the appropriate motion for a division of the house under Robert's Rules of Order is to "call for a division".