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[council] Abstentions

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  • Subject: [council] Abstentions
  • From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:47:37 +0200
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Let me assist with some thinking from elsewhere:
Oxford English dictionary
Abstention "not using ones' vote"
1. the formal act of not voting 
Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 C HarperCollins Publishers
2004, 2006
Wikipedia (take it or leave it)
"Abstentions do not count in tallying the vote negatively or positively; when
members abstain, they are in effect only attending the meeting to aid in
constituting a quorum, which in turn means that those who abstain still effect
the general number of people in quorum". 

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