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How to vote

We encourage all our members and clubs to ensure their views are represented by voting at our AGM. 

This year our AGM will be held online for the first time.

  • Proxy votes will be counted ahead of the meeting
  • Due to the complexity of the club voting process, we are asking all clubs to submit their votes using the proxy voting form, by post or email in advance of the AGM by 4pm 13 November 2020.
  • A 'show of hands' will be conducted during the meeting using a Zoom poll which will include all members present.
  • If a full vote is required, individual members may vote using an additional Zoom poll and an indicative result will be given at the time based on the proxy votes received. The official result will be a combination of proxy votes and individual votes on the day, and will be verified and published in the week following the AGM.

Voting in person at the AGM & EGM

Individual members can attend the AGM and EGM and vote in person. 


Appointing a proxy

  • If you cannot attend the AGM in person, you may appoint a proxy to attend and vote on your behalf. 

  • You can do this by downloading the AGM proxy voting form and EGM proxy form and posting them to us at Mountaineering Scotland, The Granary, West Mill St, Perth PH1 5QP or sending by email to info@mountaineering.scot
  • Your proxy voting form must include your membership number and be signed by you

  • You can ask Mountaineering Scotland's President (Chair of the AGM) to act as your proxy. If you appoint someone other than the President as your proxy, you are responsible for ensuring that they attend the meeting and are aware of your voting intentions.

  • Completion of a proxy form will not prevent you from attending and voting in person if you so wish. If you have appointed a proxy and attend the meeting in person, your proxy appointment will automatically be terminated. 

  • Please follow the voting instructions on the proxy voting form and ensure that your voting intentions are indicated by an X in the appropriate space. 

  • If you do not indicate your voting intentions, the proxy may vote (or abstain from voting) as s/he thinks fit on motions tabled at the meeting and vote as s/he thinks fit on any other business which may properly come before the meeting. 
  • Signed proxy voting forms should be returned to Mountaineering Scotland Company Secretary at The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP or emailed to info@mountaineering.scot by 4pm Friday 13 November 2020 at the latest.

Members of clubs are not entitled to vote at the AGM unless they are also individual members. Instead, clubs are entitled to a number of votes determined by the club's  membership figures on 30 September 2020. 


Voting in person

Due to the complexity of the club voting process, we are asking all clubs to submit their votes using the proxy voting form, by post or email in advance of the AGM by 4pm Friday 13 November 2020.


Appointing a proxy

  • We will issue club proxy voting forms by email to club secretaries (or other nominated club contact) with the number of votes allocated. If we have no current email address on file, we will post the proxy voting form.

  • Any club which does not receive a proxy voting form, should advise us as soon as possible so we can update your contact details. You can download the AGM and EGM proxy voting forms below.

  • Please read the voting instructions on the proxy voting form carefully and ensure that your voting intentions are clearly indicated. Club member proxy voting forms must be signed by a nominated club representative to be valid.

  • Clubs have the option to either place a cross in its chosen box or to specify the number of votes you wish to allocate to the options available for each vote, up to the value of your clubs total allocation of votes. For example, if your club is eligible for 20 votes you could split them 16 for and 4 against. How your club decides to allocate these votes is up to the club and should be considered under your constitution and would be subject to there being nothing in your club's constitution to the contrary. Alternatively, your club also has the option to abstain from voting on that resolution altogether.
  • Signed proxy voting forms should be returned to Mountaineering Scotland Company Secretary at The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP

Signed proxy voting forms should be returned to Mountaineering Scotland Company Secretary at The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP by post or by email to info@mountaineering.scot by 4pm Friday 13 November 2020.

  • Should you require any further advice or support on the voting process for this years AGM please contact the Mountaineering Scotland office on 01738 493942 or email membership@mountaineering.scot