Resolved, that Article VII, Section 3, Subsection B. ‘Speaker of the House of Delegates’ of the Bylaws be amended to read as follows:
ARTICLE VII ELECTIONS
Section 3. Voting
B. Speaker of the House of Delegates
The first ballot lists the names of all official candidates for speaker of the House. Each delegate votes for one candidate and only ballots with one candidate selected are valid. The candidate with a majority vote is elected speaker of the House. If the first ballot does not elect a speaker of the House, the two candidates receiving the most votes advance to a second ballot.
Advancing candidates may be asked questions submitted in advance by the district trustees and selected by the chair as per the Standing Rules. A candidate for office cannot serve as Chair of the House of Delegates during any portion of election proceedings for that office.The second ballot lists the names of official candidates advancing from the first ballot. Each delegate votes for one candidate. Only ballots with exactly one candidate selected are valid. The candidate with a majority vote is elected speaker of the House. If the second ballot does not elect a speaker, the House of Delegates recesses for the purpose of caucusing.
The House of Delegates then reconvenes and delegates cast a third ballot in the same manner as the second ballot. If the third ballot does not elect a speaker, delegates cast a fourth ballot in the same manner as the third ballot at the beginning of the next business meeting during that Annual Session.
Only advancing candidates are eligible to receive a vote on subsequent ballots. Any ballot possessing a vote for an ineligible candidate is invalid.