Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Walkouts

If you don't want a motion to be debated or passed at a meeting, is it right to walk out of a meeting so that it no longer has quorum? I would generally say no, but on the other hand, is it right that turning up to vote "no" may actually lead to the motion being passed (cf. the monotonicity criterion - voting against something should not make it more likely to occur)?

1 comment:

Miller 2.0 said...

There is no 'wrong'.

There is simply 'allowed' and 'not allowed'.

In which case the silly bugger who drafts the quorum (and I have never seen a quorum which was not silly, at least in terms of results) is entirely to blame for his own short-sightedness.