Voting system used at a general meeting of the co-owners, by which the votes are counted by calling each fraction composing the co-ownership. Each of the co-owners thus called, in turn, states his decision. Although this process is longer, it has advantages over a vote by show of hands. Firstly, it clearly distinguishes the decision of each co-owner, that is to say, it identifies who voted what. It also limits the risk of error in the calculation of votes and therefore court challenges of decisions made at the general meeting of the co-owners.
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:
Les décisions du syndicat peuvent être prises par ses deux organes décionnels: soit par le conseil d’administration, soit par l’assemblée des copropriétaires.