Unanimous Consent [Election Law] Law and Legal Definition

Unanimous consent means adoption of something with every voter's approval. Consent is approval, or permission as to some act or purpose given voluntarily by a competent person. Unanimous consent is different from general consent even though some parliamentary manuals treat them as synonymous. General consent means adoption without objection regardless of whether every voter affirmatively approves. Whereas unanimous consent implies that everyone was in agreement.

“Unanimous consent does not necessarily imply that every member is in favor of the proposed action; it may only mean that the opposition, feeling that it is useless to oppose or discuss the matter, simply acquiesces.” Henry M. Robert, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised § 4, at 52 (10th ed. 2001).