Quick Reference Guide

Number Rule Description Vote
25 Precedence of Motions Rules of lower number have higher precedence, from 25 to 40. N/A
26 Point of Order used to correct an error in prodedure; ruling by chair, may be appealed. N/A
27 Right of Reply Granted to a nation whose dignity has been insulted by another member. N/A
28 Point of Information used to ask a question about the subject at hand; granted by chair. N/A
29 Motion to Adjourn Meeting Requires no debate; put immediately to vote. Majority
30 Motion to Suspend Meeting Allows for a break in a meeting; no debate. Also referred to as "Motion to Causcus" Majority
31 Motion to Close Debate Close Debate: Ends discussion on a question and brings it to a vote; two delegates opposing the closure of debate may speak. 2/3
32 Motion to Limit Discussion Used to limit speaking time and numbers of speakers; two in favor and two opposed may speak. Majority
33 Motion to Postpone Consideration Delays consideration of an issue until a specific time. 2/3
34 Motion to Adjourn Debate Ends consideration of a question without voting on the question; two in favor and two opposed to adjourning debate may speak.  Majority
35 Motion to Amend Proposals Used to modify a proposal in whole or part; may be accepted by the consent of the sponsors of the proposal or put to a vote; once a proposal is amended by a vote, the sponsor may no longer accept admendments. Majority
36 Motion to Reconsider Used to reconsider a passed or failed resolution; two in favor and two opposed to reconsideration may speak. Majority
39 Important Question All important questions and motions subject to 2/3 vote. A delegate may move to declare a particular question as important immediately prior to a vote on the question. Two in favor and two opposed may speak. Majority
41 Standard Voting All motions and questions not considered important require a majority vote. Majority
45 Motion to Divide Operative Clauses Used to propose a division of operative clauses immediately prior to the final vote on a resolution or recommendation; if another delegate objects to the motion then the motion shall be voted on. Two in favor and two opposed may speak. 2/3
47 Equally Divided Votes If affirmative and negative votes are tied on a Question, then the body will return to debate. If a subsequent vote on the Question results in a tie, then the vote fails. N/A