Voting system used at a general meeting of the co-owners or a meeting of the board of directors, in which participants are asked to answer anonymously a question put to the vote. The Civil Code of Quebec states that the vote of the members is by a show of hands or, on request, by secret ballot. Oddly, the decision-making process at a general meeting of the co-owners does not allow for a secret ballot, in the absolute sense of the term. Article 1090 of the Civil Code of Québec stipulates the following: "Each co-owner shall have at the general meeting a number of votes proportional to the relative value of his fraction". Thus, the ballot must necessarily indicate the number of votes attached to the fraction of the co-owner.