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In keeping with the public nature of the meeting, votes by the board, except those required by law to be roll call, shall be by voice vote of “yes” or “no” unless a board member requests a roll call vote.  An affirmative vote of the majority of votes cast, excluding abstentions, is sufficient to adopt a motion unless a higher percentage of affirmative votes is required by law or board policy.

It shall be the responsibility of the board secretary to publicly announce the vote and record the vote of each board member in the minutes of the board meetings.  The minutes should be written so that a reader can determine how each board member present at the meeting voted on each issue.








Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 21; 279.8.

Cross Reference:         210      Board of Directors' Meetings

                                    210.8   Board Meeting Agenda

Approved:       11-16-98

Reviewed:       8-9-04, 1-10-11, 1-11-16, 8-23-2021