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Definitions

Definitions:

  1. The IQA is the Initiatives Qualifying Assembly of the United States.
  2. Full Complement of Members: The maximum authorized membership (i.e., it includes absent Members and unfilled seats).
  3. Whole IQA: The IQA of all Members at the current session (i.e., it excludes absent Members and unfilled seats).
  4. A Majority is one vote more than fifty percent
  5. A Supermajority is a two-thirds vote
  6. Simple means that only the votes cast, not the total membership, shall be considered. A voting requirement is presumed Simple unless otherwise stated.
  7. Simple Majority or Simple Supermajority: Shall be based on the number of votes cast and is the default method of determining the success or failure of a vote unless otherwise specified.
  8. Absolute Majority or Absolute Supermajority: Shall be based on the Full Complement of Members.

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