Operation by which counting the ballots and totaling votes is carried out at a general meeting of the co-owners. The counting is usually done by a meeting officer assisted by the scrutineers.
Meetings of co-owners make decisions by taking a vote. Any proposal submitted for adoption must be voted on to become a resolution. Without being exhaustive, two voting procedures are set out in article 351 of the Civil Code of Quebec: a show of hands or, upon request, a secret ballot. The choice is predicated upon competing objectives of simplicity or confidentiality in the decision making process.