HOW DO OWNERS VOTE?
There are two ways in which members of a body corporate can exercise a vote at meeting of owners. The first of these is by a show of hands in which case
an owner will have one vote, irrespective of the number of units that he or she may own. This form of voting is used for ordinary resolutions. The second
way of voting is by a poll based on Participation Quotas (PQs). Any owner who is entitled to vote may demand a vote by poll, even after the result of a vote
by a show of hands has been declared. Voting for a special resolution must be by number and by poll based on PQs. If an owner's proprietary rights are
adversely affected, the resolution will not become effective until the affected owner has agreed in writing to the resolution.
When a vote is taken at a general meeting of a body corporate and the voting is deadlocked, the chairman of trustees does not have a casting vote. Please note
that when voting for an unanimous resolution at a general meeting of a body corporate, an abstention is deemed to be a vote in favour of the resolution.
This does not apply to a door-to-door poll of owners.