The Monte – a governor unable to vote

December 1, 2014 by  
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Through circumstances beyond my control, I am unable to be present at the AGM of The Montefiore Home on 7 December .

As a governor, I am entitled to vote but the current constitution denies me this right. With some thirty years of active involvement in our community, I have attended Annual General Meetings of Montefiore Home in the past particularly when I believed my vote was important and would have liked to have been there on Sunday. I am disappointed that this year my opinion, through my vote, will neither be heard nor counted. This requirement to be present in person seems so anomalous and a denial of a fundamental right.

Ian Pryer

Bellevue Hill, Sydney

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One Response to “The Monte – a governor unable to vote”
  1. Ian Grinblat says:

    My wife and I are in the same position because we live in Melbourne and will not be able to attend the meeting to vote in person.
    While I would like to be able to vote, particularly this year, I do understand that proxies are eagerly collected by parties in a contested vote and often there are more proxies than attendees.
    Perhaps there should be a system similar to Postal voting for people who cannot be present. Some organizations accept only votes that have arrived by post prior to the meeting.

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