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Today we look at the two main methods for collecting votes at company meetings, namely, a show of hands and a poll, as well as some associated words.
|Vote by Show of Hands
|Members raise hands
|Cast secret electronic votes or paper ballots
|Pressure to Conform
|Members may feel pressure to conform to the consensus
|Members are free to express their true opinion
|Results may not be accurate if some members are hesitant to oppose the majority
|Results are more accurate as they reflect the honest opinion of members
|One member, one vote
|One share, one vote
|Limited to simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote
|Allows for more nuanced
decisions through ranking or rating systems
|Quick decision-making process
|Longer time required due to the need for collecting and counting paper ballots or electronic polls
|Suitable for simple decisions
|Ideal for complex or important decisions
|Legally permissible for all types of resolutions
|Mandatory for certain types of resolutions, such as special resolutions or resolutions requiring a poll vote
cast a vote: esprimere un voto;
electronic votes: quesiti elettronici;
paper ballots: schede di carta;
one share, one vote: un’azione, un voto (oppure, un voto per ogni percentuale di quota);
nuanced decisions: decisioni più sfumate;
ranking or rating systems: sistemi di classificazione o valutazione;
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Read more about voting on resolutions at company meetings in the UK here: “Companies Act 2006: General provisions about resolutions“.