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Votes

proxy, vote, person and poll

VOTES. The articles of association of a company should be perused when informa tion is required respecting the voting power of members. In the case of a company to which the regulations in Table A apply (see Section 11 of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 190S, under ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION) the rules are as follow : " 60. On a show of hands every member present in person shall have one vote. On a poll every member shall have one vote for each share of which he is the holder.

" 61. In the case of joint holders the vote of the senior who tenders a vote, whether in person or by proxy, shall be accepted to the exclusion of the votes of the other joint holders ; and for this purpose seniority shall be determined by the order in which the names stand in the register of members.

" 62. A member of unsound mind, or in respect of whom an order has been made by any court having jurisdiction in lunacy, may vote, whether on a show of hands or on a poll, by his committee, curator bonis, or other person in the nature of a committee or curator bonis appointed by that court, and any such committee, curator bonis, or other person may, on a poll, vote by proxy.

" 63. No member shall be entitled to vote at any general meeting unless all calls or other sums presently payable by him in respect of shares in the company have been paid.

" 64. On a poll votes may be given either personally or by proxy.

" 65. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointor or of his attorney duly authorised in writing, or, if the appointor is a corpora tion, either under the common seal, or under the hand of an officer or attorney so author ised. No person shall act as a proxy unless either he is entitled on his own behalf to be present and vote at the meeting at which he acts as proxy, or he has been appointed to act at that meeting as proxy for a corporation.

" 66. The instrument appointing a proxy and the power of attorney or other authority, if any, under which it is signed or a notarially certified copy of that power or authority shall be deposited at the registered office of the company not less than forty-eight hours before the time for holding the meeting at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote, and in default the instru ment of proxy shall not be treated as valid." (See COMPANIES, PROXY, RESOLUTIONS.)