Definition : Voting - Vote by a show of hands

Voting system used at a meeting of the co-owners or a meeting of the board of directors, in which participants are asked to answer a question put to the vote by raising their hand. By this method of voting, the chairman of the meeting essentially relies on raised hands to decide whether the draft resolution put to the vote has been adopted or not. This approach has practical and legal limits. Indeed, precise counting of votes can sometimes be difficult, if not impossible.

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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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