What is proxy voting?
Proxy voting is when you, as a member of Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative, allow another member (the ‘proxy holder’) to vote for you at a general meeting. The proxy holder also must also be a member of Skookum. Rules 85 to 91 in our Rules (available on our website) set out the restrictions on proxy holding in all their detail, but the main points are summarized here.
Our Rules permit proxy voting, but only in the case that a member would need to travel by air or water to get to the general meeting [Rule 85 (a)]. And in order to limit the power of a proxy holder, our Rules state that no proxy holder may hold proxies for more than one member [Rules 85 (b)].
In order to be accepted as a valid proxy, all proxies must be in the form approved by the cooperative and must be signed by the member appointing the proxy holder (or by an attorney authorized in writing by the appointing member).
This form must be filled out and either:
- deposited at the registered office of Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative at least 48 hours, excluding Saturdays and holidays, before the time of the meeting in respect of which the person named as proxy-holder is appointed; or
- deposited, at the place specified for the meeting, before its commencement, with a director or officer or the solicitor of Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the proxy form
You can download our proxy form as a PDF. Click here to download.