Initiatives v Oligarchy

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Election of Moderator and Secretary

Election of Moderator and Secretary:

  1. The IQA shall elect a different Chair or Moderator and a Recording Secretary to serve for each month, and may change them during a month. A Member may serve as Moderator only once (except for the temporary Moderator who may serve once more).
  2. The Moderator shall preside over the IQA, decide all questions of order and procedure, and announce the results of all votes. The results of all votes as announced by the Moderator shall be final except on a voice vote which may be questioned by ten Members standing immediately after the announced results of a vote. In such a case, a recount shall be taken without debate.
  3. The Moderator shall ensure that all important sides of an issue are fairly addressed. If the Members do not adequately represent one side of an issue, the moderator shall appoint a devil’s advocate

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