Harold, before we add in a possible override for the
NC with respect to a GA vote we need to understand what this paragraph intends.
1. The GA can vote whenever it wants, however it wants
at any time if it organises itself to do so. The GA does not need the NC's
2. If however the GA has a vote of sufficient importance
that it wants to use the DNSO secretariat as returning officer and the DNSO
software for the vote, then this rule requires it to check with the elected
chair of those who pay for those resources. The rule says if its still in
the budget, the answer is expected to be yes.
3. In the rare case that it is outside of the budget
(eg the 50th vote the GA has asked for this year!!) the answer may be different.
But if the answer is No, and the GA chair thinks that unreasonable, the
GA chair can today choose to lobby any NC member or indeed propose it himself
as an NC agenda item. If discussed then a simple majority of the NC could
authorise the vote.
I hope that this is sufficient flexibility.