At each Toastmaster’s meeting, we recognize outstanding performances of our members in different categories, such as Best Table Topics, Best Speaker, Best Evaluator, and Most Improved. The job of the Vote Counter is to count the votes and then fill in the winner’s name on the Award Sheets.
In the event that there is a tie, the Vote Counter casts the tie-breaking vote.
- Arrive early and obtain the Vote Counter’s sheet found in the club file box.
Also get the Award Sheets from the lectern for each category.
- Get out the baskets that we use to collect the votes.
- Have the President sign the Award Sheets ahead of the meeting.
- You may wish to use a blank piece of paper as a worksheet.
- The Vote Counter does not vote, except in the case of a tie, he/she casts the deciding vote.
- Votes will be called by the Toastmaster and the General Evaluator and passed to you.
- Use your worksheet to begin tallying the total votes for each category. Do not vote unless you are casting the tie-breaking vote.
- It’s handy to have a trash can close by to get rid of the votes after they are counted.
- In addition to the votes, fellow Toastmasters will also pass written evaluations for the Speakers to you. Separate them and give them to the Speakers after the meeting.
- After all the votes have been counted, usually while the Joke Master is at the lectern, record the winner’s names on the Vote Counter sheet and the Award Sheets.
- Take the Award Sheets to the Toastmaster for the presentation of the awards.
- Give the Vote Counter sheet to the Club Secretary.
- Return plastic trays to lectern for storage.
Vote Counter Sheet
Name: _________________________ Date: __________________
Best Table Topics: _________________________________________________
Best Evaluator: ___________________________________________________
Most Improved: __________________________________________________
Best Speaker: _____________________________________________________