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When a poll is effectively demanded

(1) At a meeting of a company's members, a poll may be demanded by:

at least 5 members entitled to vote on the resolution; or

members with at least 5% of the votes that may be cast on the resolution on a poll; or

the chair.

Note: A proxy may join in the demand for a poll (see paragraph 249Y(1)(c)).

(2) If a company has a constitution, the constitution may provide that fewer members or members with a lesser percentage of votes may demand a poll. (3) The poll may be demanded:

before a vote is taken; or

before the voting results on a show of hands are declared; or

immediately after the voting results on a show of hands are declared.

(4) The percentage of votes that members have is to be worked out as at the midnight before the poll is demanded.

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