In parliamentary procedure, a division of the assembly (also division of the house or simply division) is a voting method in which the members of the assembly take a rising vote (stand up) or go to different parts of the chamber, literally dividing into groups indicating a vote in favour of or in opposition to a motion on the floor. In several assemblies, a division bell is rung when a division of the assembly is happening, in order to alert members that they are asked to take part. A division of the assembly is often undertaken upon a motion.
It can be contrasted with voice voting and electronic voting.
This was the method used to decide motions in the Roman Senate (and was occasionally used in democratic Athens).
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