The role of the Protem Speaker is crucial in today's floor test in Karnataka Assembly this evening. He can deploy several methods to conduct the floor test, either through voice vote, through showing of hands or by pressing the button and showing on digital screen. This evening, Protem Speaker, Bopaiah is expected to use show of hands, which can be counted. Voice vote is when the Speaker is confident that the party has the requisite numbers and he will declare this. Two MLAs, Anand Singh and Pratap Goud have not attended.