The Ballot Procedure
I have been told that there is an agreement that the vote for speaker will occur by paper ballot. As the Quorum Report related earlier today, the Pitts camp wants the ballots made public after committee assignments, so that Craddick, if victorious, would not be able to punish members who voted against him. No agreement has been reached on when the ballots will be made public. I’m sure most members would favor January 9, 2107.