1Participation in the plenary meeting of the High Judicial Council is mandatory. In any case, the necessary quorum for the holding of plenary meetings of the High Judicial Council shall be reached when not less than seven members are present.
2The High Judicial Council shall decide by a majority of votes of the members present. The voting is open.
3A member of the Council present at the meeting may not renounce the vote, unless legal obstacles exist such as conflict of interest or other obstacles in the meaning of this Law, the law on the conflict of interest or the Code of Administrative Procedures.
4The Administration shall take notes and record the votes of the members of the Council.
5The Chairperson is the last member to vote in connection with an issue.
6In the event of a tie, the Chairperson’s vote shall be a casting vote.
7Every member of the Council shall be liable for the vote and entitled to make a brief oral or written statement on the reasons for the vote.