PROVISIONS FOR GOVERNANCE OF THE CODE
3.1. Prior to an International Botanical Congress, the Committee on Institutional Votes updates the list of institutions from the previous Congress and allocates to each institution one to seven votes (see Prov. 5.9(b)). The list must be approved by the General Committee and published (see Prov. 1.4) prior to the Congress. No single institution, even in the wide sense of the term (e.g. mycological and botanical divisions together), is entitled to more than seven votes.
3.2. Prior to an International Botanical Congress, any institution desiring to vote in the Nomenclature Section and not listed as having been allocated any votes in the previous Nomenclature Section should notify the Rapporteur-général of its wish to be allocated one or more votes and provide relevant information regarding its level of taxonomic activity (e.g. number of active staff, size of collections, current publications). An institution allocated one or more votes in the previous Nomenclature Section and desiring to alter its number of votes may similarly notify the Rapporteur-général.
3.3. An institution wishing to exercise its vote(s), as allocated in the published list (Prov. 3.1), must provide its official written authorization to be presented at the Nomenclature Section by its delegate (Prov. 5.9(b)).
3.4. A delegate who is a member of an institution that has not previously applied for, or been allocated, votes may apply in person for one institutional vote at the Nomenclature Section.