CASTING VOTE - Black's Law Dictionary

What is CASTING VOTE? Definition of CASTING VOTE in Black's Law Dictionary – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Where the votes of a deliberative assembly or legislative body are equally divided on any question or motion, it is the privilege of the presiding officer to cast one vote (if otherwise he would not be entitled to any vote) on either side, or to cast one additional vote, if he has already voted as a member of the body. This is called the "casting vote." Brown v. Foster, 88 Me. 49, 33 A. 662, 31 L.R.A. 116.

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