Q&A: What is the difference between a proxy vote and a limited proxy?
Question by Trisha: What is the difference between a proxy vote and a limited proxy?
Our property owners association has a ballot and cover letter. The cover letter calls for a LIMITED PROXY to be given to our association president; The ballot it says we are giving our PROXY VOTE to our president. Could there not be a problem in how the proxy vote is used because of the two different words?
Answer by Jules
This is all I could find:
1: the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another 2: a: authority or power to act for another b: a document giving such authority; specifically : a power of attorney authorizing a specified person to vote corporate stock 3: a person authorized to act for another
I guess the president’s functions will be limited.
Proxy voting and delegated voting are procedures for the delegation to another member of a voting body of that member’s power to vote in his absence. Proxy appointments can be used to form a voting bloc that can exercise greater influence in deliberations or negotiations. A person so designated is called a “proxy” and the person designating him is called a “principal.”
Riddick’s Rules notes that under proxy voting, voting for officers should be done by ballot, citing the difficulties involved in authentication if a member simply calls out, “I cast seventeen votes for Mr. X.”
I don’t see there being a problem between the two.
Hope this helps. I have no idea what I’m doing.
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