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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE VI : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 5 : QUORUM AND VOTING

Rule 168 : Electronic voting

1.   The President may at any time decide that the voting operations indicated in Rules 165, 167 and 169 will be carried out by means of the electronic voting system.

Where the electronic voting system cannot be used for technical reasons, voting shall take place in accordance with Rules 165, 167(2) or 169.

The technical arrangements for using the electronic voting system shall be governed by instructions from the Bureau.

2.   Where an electronic vote is taken, only the numerical result of the vote shall be recorded.

However, if a vote by roll call has been requested in accordance with Rule 167(1), the votes shall be recorded in the minutes of the sitting by political group in the alphabetical order of Members' names.

3.   The vote by roll call shall be taken in accordance with Rule 167(2) if a majority of the Members present so request. The system indicated in paragraph 1 of this Rule may be used to determine whether a majority exists.

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