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to exercise our legal rights to require that the votes be counted at each shareholders' meeting on a poll (1-share-1-vote) rather than the show of hands system (one-person-one-vote)
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Explanation: "to poll a group of persons" means to ask them individually for their opinion or vote.
mary austria Local time: 19:45 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 7
Explanation: On the annual general meeting they always vote for this and that. Sometimes they vote by raising hands, sometimes they use paper instead. If paper is in use, it's called a poll. It means that everybody delivers a piece of paper with his/her vote on.
On the Internet you can often see polls where you can vote by selecting a radio button (also on the front page of proz.com if you select English language), but on annual general meetings, a poll refers to voting in written format.
Egil Presttun Norway Local time: 19:45 Native speaker of: Norwegian