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The chair's casting vote

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Last updated on 5 August 2016
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If the chair does not cast an initial vote, does he or she still have a casting vote? We look at the rules on the chair's casting vote. We also relay advice from the DfE on whether the chair's casting vote has to be his or her second or additional vote, and whether the chair can vote as he or she wishes.

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  1. 1 The chair has a casting vote when there is a tie
  2. 2 Does the chair have a casting vote if he or she did not vote the first time?
  3. 3 Are there rules on how the chair can use the casting vote?

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