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This article could be made more relevant to maintaining in the Wikipedia namespace if a list is given of countries/political systems in which the voice vote is used.
I think the use of a voice vote by Jack Murtha in the House of Representatives should be a good note on how this vote can be abused.
I couldn't get from the article exactly how a voice vote works. Does everyone just shout at the same time? Do they queue up and tell people in a Catholic confession-style booth? How? I'm adding a context tag... 18.104.22.168 14:07, 1 November 2005 (UTC) (comment initially made by jdcooper when not signed in)
- How is the article now? I took off the context tag already. Johnleemk | Talk 16:59, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
- Thanks, it makes more sense to me now. So they all just make noise when the question is asked, and the speaker has to judge which shout-out was louder? Instead of being confused, i am now worried instead, it doesnt seem like a very accurate and precise way of running a country :/ Jdcooper 16:10, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
- Hmm, that's as may be, but the article mentions that: This tactic is used when the matter in question is either uncontroversial or paradoxically when the matter at hand is quite controversial and participants wish for "political cover." How does it work in this case? Jdcooper 09:47, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
"One such example is the Hughes Amendment. [...] The Senate passed the final S.49 on April 10, 1986 by voice vote and it was signed by the President on May 19, 1986."
in which country ?
"A voice vote in a legislative body refers to a vote taken on a topic where the participants merely respond verbally to a question with a spoken "yea" (yes), "nay" (no), or "present" (abstain) vote."
I suppose that this refers to english speaking countries ? or to the USA ?