Amendments and resolutions are displayed with the IRIS character-generation
system. Added text can be highlighted with underscoring; deletions can be noted
with strike-throughs. Delegates vote with our easy-to-use handsets. Within a
fraction of a second, the results of the vote are displayed.
In contrast to voice votes or shows of hand,
IRIS tallies are accurate and conclusive. There is no need for long delays
while votes are counted.
When amendments are adopted, the resolution as
amended can usually be displayed almost immediately. The time required will, of
course, vary with the complexity of the amendment and resolution. This system
permits the delegates to see what they're voting on, and avoids much of the
confusion that can lead to unnecessarily long debate.
In most Houses of Delegates, each delegate has
just one vote. But in some cases, the number of votes per delagate varies,
depending on the size of the district they represent. IRIS can facilitate and
simplify this complicated scenario with