Hi everyone, I'm new here.
I am translating a text about Summerhill, a democratic school. The text is written by the principal of the school and I don't understand what she means when saying "taking the book round" in the following paragraph:
"All these committees are alected by ballot, known as 'taking the book round'. You can't run for a committee if you are taking the book round, and everybody gets to vote. I like to take one of the books round at the beginning of term as it gives a good opportunity to meet everybody in the school and say hello."
Please help! I can imagine different meanings but they don't fit with every sentence in the paragraph.