Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Referendum, Initiative, Recall election, Deliberative democracy, Proxy voting, Inclusive Democracy, E-democracy, Sortition, National initiative, Inclusive Management, Popular democracy, Collaborative e-democracy, The People's Parliament, Demoex, Popular sovereignty, Participatory democracy, Popular referendum, ParoleWatch, Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform, Isonomia, European Citizens' Initiative, Jamahiriya, Demokratia, Ordinary referendum, Better Democracy, Request for information, Direct Legislation League, Popular consultation, Collaborative governance, Direct democracy in Oregon, Legislative referral. Excerpt: Proxy voting, has two forms delegable voting and delegated voting, and are procedures for the delegation to another member of a voting body of that member's power to vote in his absence, and/or for the selection of additional representatives, as in the case with transitive proxies. Proxy appointments can be used to form a voting bloc that can exercise greater influence in deliberations or negotiations. A person so designated is called a qproxyq and the person designating him is called a qprincipal.q The parliamentary manual Riddick's Rules of Procedure notes that under proxy voting, voting for officers should be done by ballot, due to the difficulties involved in authentication if a member simply calls out, qI cast 17 votes for Mr. X.q Proxy voting is also an important feature in corporate governance through the proxy statement. The rules of some assemblies presently forbid proxy voting. For example, in both houses of the U.S. Congress, as well as in most if not all state legislatures, each member must be present and cast his own vote for that vote to be counted. This can result, however, in the absence of a quorum and the need to compel attendance by a sufficient number of missing members to get a q...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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