The vote counter collects votes for the best table topics, best speaker, and best evaluator awards, tally them and declares the winner.
The vote counter holds their vote unless and until there is a tie:
- If there is a tie, the vote counter will cast their ballot to break it and not let anyone else know about it.
- If there is no tie, then the vote counter abstains from voting.
The vote counter doesn’t share who got how many votes, not even with coaches. So, while there are award winners, nobody knows by what margin except for the vote counter. The vote counter disposes of the ballots at the end of the meeting.
Each vote is that member’s opinion that remains private and anonymous. The ballot doesn’t have a member’s name on it.
Note: No one other than the vote counter tries to read anyone else’s ballot.