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Can an existing councillor opt out of voting if a person they personally know has applied for the position?
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A councillor can vote:

1. For a motion, or
2. Against a motion, or
3. Abstain
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Yes, by abstaining to vote. A councillor needs to act with integrity in their actions and as a result should abstain if they feel that their support motives could be questioned.
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Yes  if they want to but they are not compelled to opt out for “knowing” someone.
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