Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Adjourn

 

To adjourn is to formally close (end) a legislative day.

 

Example:

 

Member:  “Mr. President, I move to adjourn until 10 am tomorrow morning.”

President:  “There is a motion to adjourn until 10 am tomorrow morning. Do I hear a second?”

Another Member:  “Aye”

President:  It is moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. All those in favor signify by saying, Aye.”

Membership in Favor of Adjourning: Voice vote saying, Aye.

President:  “All those opposed signify by saying No.”

Membership Opposed to Adjourning:  Voice vote saying No.

President:  “The motion carries.  This meeting is adjourned.”

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