Secret ballot (blind vote)

Secret ballot is the default option in LORROS.  The results of a vote are not known until the Meeting is over – or visible voting is activated (see Motions – Voting on a Motion – Visible voting).

The bottom of each motion shows who has participated (so far) in the vote – but not how they voted. Secret ballot voting minimizes the tendency to be influenced by how others have voted.

Since the voting is secret, members are allowed to change their vote at any time before the Meeting ends.  Other members are not aware of this change.  Under Robert’s Rules of Order a member has the right to change their vote until the result is announced, which in this case, is at the end of the meeting when the minutes are available.