“The question is now on…” Wait, what is the pending question? So, your organization uses a manual on parliamentary procedure like Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised or may offer competitions on the subject. It seems simple at first -- main motions represent new business matter before the assembly, amendments amend… But then there’s the ranking system. Ah, the ranking system. Every student’s horror on the written exams, every workshop teacher’s most challenging lesson, every presiding officer’s nightmare (especially when there’s that “one” member who loves to keep making motions when other business is pending).
Now there’s “Ready For the Question: A Parliamentary Procedure App.” This mobile application, downloadable from the Android market, provides students, members, officers, parliamentarians, teachers, and judges with an easy-to-use and interactive tool. Users simply input the motions and the app will guide them through the different steps. In other words, this app makes parliamentary procedure and the ranking system. When you use “Ready for the Question”, you will be ready for the question.
The motions that are currently available on the app include:
· Main Motions
· Subsidiary Motions except Motion to Substitute
· Privileged Motions
· Fill in the Blank
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org