What are the types of votes and how do they work, during the Africa Scout Conference?

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Simple Motion
During the Conference, the large majority of votes are simple motion votes. Each Member Organization will have six (6) vote for the simple motion votes.
 
Here are the steps of how a delegation can cast their vote for simple motions:
  1. Login to the eVoting system, select the “18th Africa Scout Conference” event, and be ready to cast your vote.
  2. When a vote is activated it will show on the left side of the screen including the progress bar and timer. Click on the active vote. The details of the selected vote will appear on the right side of your screen with the options to cast your vote.
  3. Select the desired vote option of in favour, against or abstain to cast your vote.
  4. If you wish to split your vote, use the “split vote” toggle. You will then be able to distribute your six (6) votes across the different options.
  5. Carefully review your vote allocation is correct. 
  6. Confirm your vote by clicking the “Confirm Vote” button.
  7. A confirmation that your vote has been submitted will appear. 
  8. Once the vote is closed, the results will appear. You can see the overall results of the vote, plus how your delegation voted.
 
The vote results for simple motions are calculated in two ways.
Most of them will use Simple Majority of the votes cast. Some examples include voting on the Draft Resolutions, Amendments of the Draft Resolutions, and other decision by the Conference. For Simple Majority vote, more than half of the votes in favour result in the motion being carried and a tie will result in the motion being defeated. 
 
The second calculation of the results is by Two-Thirds Majority of the votes cast, used for Amendments to the Constitution and Amendments to Constitutional Amendments. For Two-thirds Majority vote, 2/3 or more of the votes in favour result in the motion being carried and in case of an exact Two-Thirds Majority, the motion will be carried.
 
Here is a tutorial on how to cast a vote for simple motions:
 
Events
During the Conference, the host of the future Regional Scout Events will be voted on. Each delegation will have up to six (6) votes to cast. In the case of having multiple bidders seeking to host a Regional Scout Event, the bidder with the most votes will be selected. In the case of having a single bidder seeking to host a Regional Scout Event, then the decision will be taken by Simple Majority.
 
Here are the steps of how a delegation can cast their vote for a Regional Scout Event:
  1. Login to the eVoting system, select the “18th Africa Scout Conference” event, and be ready to cast your vote.
  2. When a vote is activated it will show on the left side of the screen including the progress bar and timer. Click on the active vote. The details of the selected vote will appear on the right side of your screen with the list of bidders to cast your vote.
  3. Select the desired event bidder or the vote option in favour, against or abstain to cast your vote. You may cast up to six (6) votes.
  4. If you wish to split your vote, use the “split vote” toggle. You will then be able to distribute your six (6) votes across the different bidders or vote options.
  5. Carefully review your vote allocation is correct. 
  6. Confirm your vote by clicking the “Confirm Vote” button.
  7. A confirmation that your vote has been submitted will appear. 
  8. The results will be published on the eVoting system and announced during plenary at the agreed upon time. For a single bidder, the bidder will be selected to host the Regional event if there is a simple majority in favour. In case of multiple bidders, the bidder with the most votes will be selected. In case of a tie between two bidders out of more, the bidder with the least votes will be removed and the Conference will proceed to vote again. In case of a tie between the only two bidders, the Chairperson will decide the procedure to follow.
 
The overall number of votes each bid received will be published, but since this is a secret vote, you will not be able to see how your or any delegation voted.
 
Here is a tutorial on how to vote to select the host of a future scout event, in case there are multiple bidders:
 
 
Election
During the Conference, delegations will vote to elect four (4) voting members of the Regional Scout Committee. Each delegation must cast a total of twenty-four (24) votes and no more than six (6) votes for any one candidate.
 
Here are the steps of how a delegation can cast their vote for the election of the Regional Scout Committee:
  1. Login to the eVoting system, select the “18th Africa Scout Conference” event, and be ready to cast your vote.
  2. The vote will be opened during plenary and the timing that the vote will remain open for is at the discretion of the Chairperson.
  3. When a vote is activated it will show on the left side of the screen including the progress bar and timer. Click on the active vote. The details of the selected vote will appear on the right side of your screen with the options to cast your vote.
  4. The election is a secret vote, indicated by the “eye” icon. This also means that your vote is anonymous and how you vote is not associated to your account in the system.
  5. Allocate your twenty-four (24) votes to the desired candidates, with no more than six (6) votes for any one candidate.
  6. Carefully review your vote allocation is correct. 
  7. Confirm your vote by clicking the “Confirm Vote” button.
  8. A confirmation that your vote has been submitted will appear. 
  9. Once the vote is closed, the results will remain unpublished.
  10. The results will be published on the eVoting system and announced during plenary at the agreed upon time. The 4 Regional Scout Committee candidates with the most votes will be elected, in the case of a tie for the last seat, the youngest of the tied candidates will be elected. 
 
The overall number of votes each candidate received will be published, but since this is a secret vote, you will not be able to see how your or any delegation voted.
 
Here is a tutorial on how to vote for the election of the new members of the Regional Scout Committee:

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