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