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As members request to speak, their requests are reflected on the chair's screen:




If you have chosen to number the queue, whoever is first will have a yellow border that blinks off and on.  If the Next RTS button is pressed, the first voter in the RTS queue is recognized - which is indicated with a blinking red border around the icon - and the queue is renumbered:


RTSIA-1 on 1 RTS


Notice that there's a Times Recognized check mark above the voter who has been recognized:




Each time a voter is recognized, they get a check mark.  While the chair can still recognize people who have "3 strikes", the check marks are helpful indicators of which voters have yet to speak on an item.


The chair can recognize anyone in any order.  To recognize someone out of order, the chair simply touches the icon on that voter.  If the system is in One Speaker mode, this action also turns off the mic of the previously recognized voter automatically:




The RollCall Pro public screen will also reflect this information:




If you would like to activate multiple voters' microphones to facilitate a discussion within the group, press the Multiple Speakers button.  This will allow you to activate any number of voters' mics at the same time:




Any time you want to return all microphones to their default status (on or off), press the Mute All Speakers button.  In most cases, all the microphones in the room - except, perhaps, for the chair - will by off by default, so this action usually results in turning all mics off.


When discussion of this agenda item is complete, and the chair wishes to erase all the Times Recognized check marks on the screen, this is accomplished by clicking the Clear All RTS button.


Note that if the chair does not Mute All Speakers and Clear All RTS indicators prior to the clerk's putting RollCall Pro into voting mode, RollCall Pro will prompt the clerk when the Vote button is pressed:


RCP-clearqueue prompt


If this action is confirmed by the clerk, all speakers are muted and requests to speak are cleared on the chair's RTS Pro screen, and RollCall Pro enters voting mode.