What is a Point of Order?

Used to raise attention to a potential violation of the meeting’s rules or procedures.  Typically, a point of order is called when a member of a deliberative body, such as a council, believes that parliamentary procedures are not being followed. Here are a few situations when a point of order might be called: When a point of order is called, the presiding officer (such as a council chair or mayor) will make a ruling on whether the point of order is valid.
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