Motions relating to nominations, in parliamentary procedure, include the motions to make, close, and reopen nominations, and motions to designate the method of making nominations. A nomination is basically a motion to fill a blank in a motion "that _____ be elected,", and the motion to select a method of nominating is also treated as filling a blank, which votes taken on suggested methods of nomination in the following order: (a) by the chair; (b) from the floor; (c) by a committee; (d) by ballot; and (e) by mail. It takes a two-thirds vote to close nominations, but only a majority to reopen them.
- ^ Robert, Henry M. (2000). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th ed., p. 416 (RONR)
- ^ RONR, p. 276