Voting at a LINX General Meeting
At the AGM in May or the EGM in November
Approximately three weeks before the AGM in May, and the EGM in November, LINX will send voting packs on the resolutions it is asking the membership to consider and approve and, in May only, a ballot paper for the election of LINX Board directors.
You will need to have nominated one or more of your staff to be Corporate Representatives who can vote in the ballot and on the resolutions. LINX will send a printed voting pack and voting emails to your representatives. (Postal packs will only go to your main representatives who LINX terms Authorisers.)
Both the printed voting pack and the voting email contain a pair of voting codes. In order to vote you will need these.
Choose how to vote
You can vote on the resolutions simply by placing Xs in the appropriate boxes, signing and dating the form and returning it in the reply paid envelope supplied. You can vote on the resolutions in May and November and in the election for new directors in May using the online voting site. Note that you cannot vote by post in the election.
You can vote either by filling in the details on the voting form – pages 2 and 3 of the voting form, or by going to the Vote By Internet site. In either case, your vote will be authenticated by the two part voting code printed on the voting form and quoted in the voting email. Or simply vote in person on the resolutions by attending the AGM or EGM in London.
Voting by post (resolutions only)
If voting by post, when you have made your selection and voted by placing Xs in the appropriate column against each resolution, signed and dated the form, simply place the whole form in either the supplied reply paid envelope or an envelope addressed to The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW United Kingdom, and post it to arrive before the deadline stated – typically 5pm UK time on the day before the meeting.
If you go to the online site, there’s a sequence of voting screens to work through:
First the login screen, where you’ll need the voting codes from your printed voting pack or voting email. Then the main screen, where you’ll see the different voting parts. Simply choose the relevant options in turn, but ignore the “Alternative voting” instructions.
Voting on the Resolutions
Simply click against each resolution in the box for how you wish to vote. Then click Next page for a confirmation and again
to cast your vote. You will need to have voted 30 minutes before the time of the meeting – typically by 2pm on a Tuesday.
Voting in the Ballot
Use the drop down box by 1st to specify which candidate is your first choice. Follow this with your 2nd choice, 3rd choice etc Only choose as many candidates as you want to vote for. There is no need to make all selections, but you must choose at least one. Finally, click Next page for a confirmation and again to cast your vote
You can vote in the election ballot from the close of the hustings the day before the AGM up to two weeks following the AGM.
Appointing a proxy to vote for you at the meeting
If you don’t want to vote, but do want to let a representative of another member vote on your behalf on the resolutions at the meeting, you can use the alternative instructions. This applies only to resolutions. As online voting in the ballot is now available right up to the close of the two week voting period and proxy votes are no longer offered.
(Note: If it is a representative of your company that will vote on the day, they simply need to be noted formally as a voting representative and turn up to the meeting. No proxy form is needed. See Appointing a corporate representative.)
Appoint another LINX Member to vote for you on the resolutions
Put the name of the person and of their company as shown, and mark your choice clearly with an X. You should also put your name and details in the box at the top and sign and date the form.
Return the form as directed above.
Or to do this online, just take the options for Alternative voting instructions on the online form.