Definition : Voting - Acclamation

A means to elect or to vote at a general meeting of the co-owners, to designate the meeting officers of the general meeting or the directors, without holding a vote. If only one candidate stands for a position, the president of the general meeting may then appoint him by acclamation provided the co-owners or their mandatary, holding the majority of votes, are in favor.

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The General Meeting of the co-owners takes its decisions by a vote. Without this list being exhaustive, two voting procedures are set out in article 351 of the Civil Code of Quebec: the show of hands or, upon request, the secret ballot. The choice of one or the other voting procedure is predicated upon competing objectives of simplicity or of confidentiality in the decision making process. A focus on the different terms and conditions of voting in a General Meeting:
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The appointment of meeting officers is necessary for holding any co-owners meeting. The latter are usually elected at the outset of the meeting, by a separate vote taken by the majority of the votes of the owners present or represented.
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