Absolut majoritet - Absolute majority. When something has to be approved by every person entitled to vote at the meeting.
Acklamation - Acclamation. To vote by Acclamation means that the Speaker puts two alternatives at the time against each other and the participants at the meeting entitled to vote says “Yes” for the alternative they want to vote for. You never say “no” during a vote. The alternatives in the vote can be two different proposals (e.g. A against B) or, one alternative, A, against rejection.
Adjungera - Co-optation. To allow a non-ordinary member to be at the meeting, voice their opinion and make proposals.
Ajournera - Adjourn. To postpone the meeting (to another day or to after a break).
Enkel majoritet - Simple majority. More than 50% of people with the right to vote.
Handuppräckning - Show of hands. To vote by Show of hands means that the Speaker puts two alternatives against each other, and the members at the meeting raise their hand for the alternative they want to vote for. The alternatives in the vote can be two different proposals (e.g. A against B) or, one alternative, A, against rejection.
Justeringsperson tillika rösträknare - Attestant and vote counter. Person who counts the votes during the meeting if needed, and proofreads and attests the protocol from the meeting together with the Speaker and Secretary, to make sure the protocol represents what was said during the meeting.
Jämkning - “Reconciliation”. To withdraw a proposal in favor of another proposal.
Kvalificerad majoritet - Qualified majority. At least ⅔ of the votes must support a proposal.
Bills - Bills. Suggestions submitted by members of the Guild which the meeting should decide on.
Ordningsfråga - Point of order. If there is a question regarding the procedure of the meeting one might break the list of speakers by saying “Ordningsfråga/Point of order” to ask the question. Asking to close the discussion, asking for a test vote and direct questions to the Speaker are examples of Points of order.