Steady rider wrote:The Articles provides details for proxies in general, no specific mention of the Chair, but the voting papers gives one proxy - the Chair prominence, that helps to lead or encourages people to vote for the easy option, tick Chair.
The Chair is the one person who will always be at the meeting, any other named proxy may not be. There is nothing to stop you giving a directed vote to the Chair in any case if your mind is completely made up on any given issue. My view is that a discretionary vote allows for the possibility of a compelling argument that may cause a change of view (I've no idea if that has ever happened but the possibility is there). In the absence of that you know which way your vote will go as the Council/Board have stated their position.