Rules of Procedure of the Assembly (October 2017)

(Resolution 1202 (1999) adopted on 4 November 1999) with subsequent modifications of the Rules of Procedure* * Resolutions ,
1234 (2000), 1235 (2000), 1266 (2001), 1275 (2002), 1284 (2002),
1296 (2002), 1325 (2003), 1343 (2003), 1348 (2003), 1356 (2003),
1368 (2004), 1369 (2004), 1379 (2004), 1395 (2004), 1431 (2005),
1432 (2005), 1445 (2005), 1447 (2005), 1448 (2005), 1490 (2006),
1491 (2006), 1503 (2006), 1504 (2006), 1515 (2006), 1529 (2006),
1554 (2007), 1583 (2007), 1584 (2007), 1585 (2007), 1658 (2009),
1698 (2009), 1699 (2009), 1712 (2010), 1780 (2010), 1799 (2011),
1841 (2011), 1842 (2011), 1854 (2011), 1903 (2012), 1911 (2012),
1937 (2013), 1965 (2013), 2002 (2014), 2058 (2015), 2102 (2016),
2169 (2017), 2182 (2017)

Rules of Procedure of the Assembly

Parts: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII.

Complementary texts

Parts: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. XX. XXI. XXII.

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      Rule 40 - Methods of voting

      40.1. Only those representatives or, in their absence, the substitutes duly designated by the national delegation who have signed the register of attendance for a specific sitting, shall be entitled to vote.
      40.2. The Assembly shall normally vote by using the electronic voting system.
      40.3. If need be, the President may decide that the Assembly shall vote by show of hands or by standing up.
      40.4. Only affirmative and negative votes shall count in calculating the number of votes cast. The President shall declare the voting closed and announce the result, which may not subsequently be modified. In case of an electronic vote, the numerical result shall be displayed publicly in the Chamber; the numerical results of votes on draft resolutions, recommendations and opinions to the Committee of Ministers shall also be recorded in the reports of the debates of the sitting.
      40.5. Where the vote takes place by means of the electronic voting system, members’ individual votes shall be made public.
      40.6. Voting by roll call can only be requested if the electronic system cannot be used for technical reasons. It will be taken if at least one sixth of the representatives of the Assembly authorised to vote, belonging to at least five national delegations, so request. The number of representatives of the Assembly authorised
to vote shall correspond to the number of seats allocated to each of
the member states under Article 26 of the Statute of the Council
of Europe, and to which appointments were made in accordance with
Article 25 of the Statute and Rules 6  to 12  of
the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure, excluding representatives who
have been deprived of their voting rights in the Assembly or whose
voting rights have been suspended under Rule 10 . If the number of representatives authorised
to vote is not divisible by six, the number obtained as a result
of the division is rounded down.
      40.7. A roll call may be requested only for the whole of a draft text. It may be requested at any time during the debate but before the start of the vote on amendments or on the whole of the draft text if there are no amendments.
      40.8. Voting by roll call shall proceed in the alphabetical order of the representatives’ names. Voting shall be by word of mouth and shall be expressed by “Yes”, “No” or “abstention” only. The President shall ask whether all members have been called before declaring voting closed and announcing the result. The votes are recorded in the reports of the debates of the sitting in the alphabetical order of the representatives’ names.
      40.9. Once the President has declared the vote closed, a member may not change his or her vote.
      40.10. Nobody may be called to speak during a vote.
      40.11. In the case of appointments, voting shall take place by secret ballot. Only those ballot papers bearing the names of persons who have been duly entered as candidates before the opening of the first ballot shall be taken into account in calculating the number of votes cast. See also
Regulations relating to the appointment of the Secretary General,
Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly having
the rank of Deputy Secretary General, 
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			 and following below, Article 22 of the European
Convention of Human Rights, 
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and Article 9 of Resolution (99)50 of the Committee of Ministers
on the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 
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