If your parliamentary authority is Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), what is the name of the method by which (a) a motion can be adopted without the steps of stating the question and putting the motion to a formal vote or (b) action can be taken without even the formality of a motion? (difficulty level - 2)
"Unanimous consent" (formerly called "general consent"). RONR § 4 (p. 54)
Is "unanimous consent" as defined by Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition) 100% approval of the action by the total membership or only by those in attendance at the meeting? (difficulty level - 3)
Unanimous consent requires that no one in attendance object when the chair asks "Is there any objection . . . ?" RONR § 4 (p. 55) Such a method would not be appropriate if state statute or the governing documents require a vote to be by a percentage of the total membership or some basis other than those in attendance at the meeting and voting.
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