Pecuniary Interest FAQ 4

Does a conflict of interest affect a governmental body member’s ability to be counted for purposes of quorum?

Yes. If a person abstains because of a conflict of interest, that person is not considered present for quorum and voting purposes. Ballenger v. Door County, 131 Wis. 2d 422, 388 N.W.2d 624 (Ct. App. 1986).

(rev. 8/22)