Need advice re poxy voting form

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Grandad
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Need advice re poxy voting form

Postby Grandad » 26 Apr 2011, 10:29pm

I want to use my proxy vote to oppose Motiom 1 and do not know anyone who will be attending the meeting. The notes accompanying the proxy form suggest appointing the chairman, but I understand that last year the chairman used the proxy votes in favour of the motion.

If I appoint the chairman is it possible to ensure that my vote is given against the motion? If not - or probably better still - would someone who will be attending and shares my view pm me so I can appoint them.

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Si
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Re: Need advice re poxy voting form

Postby Si » 27 Apr 2011, 8:24am

If I appoint the chairman is it possible to ensure that my vote is given against the motion?


Yes - you can either direct a proxy (including the chair) to vote the way you want them to, or to vote at their discretion. You need to do the former - just tick the correct box on the form.

Although there were some complaints about how the chair used his discretionary votes last year, I don't think that anyone would suggest that the chair ever changed votes where he'd been instructed to vote in a particular way.

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Re: Need advice re poxy voting form

Postby David Cox » 27 Apr 2011, 8:21pm

"Grandad" (congratulations on that status by the way) you can be assured that Si is right. If you instruct the Chair to vote against a motion then that is how your proxy vote will be cast. Its a duty and a service that I will perform gladly. David