19. Unless a poll is duly demanded, a declaration by the Chairman that a resolution has been
carried or carried unanimously, or by a particular majority, or lost, or not carried by a
particular majority and an entry to that effect in the minutes of the meeting, shall be
conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes
recorded in favour of or against the resolution.
20. The demand for a poll may, before the poll is taken, be withdrawn but only with the
consent of the Chairman and a demand so withdrawn shall not be taken to have
invalidated the result of a show of hands declared before the demand was made.
21. A poll shall be taken as the Chairman directs and he may appoint scrutineers (who need
not be Members) and fix a time and place for declaring the result of the poll. The result of
the poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was
22. In the case of an equality of votes, whether on a show of hands or on a poll, the Chairman
shall not be entitled to a casting vote in addition to any other vote he may have.
23. A poll demanded on the election of a Chairman or on a question of adjournment shall be
taken forthwith. A poll demanded on any other question shall be taken either forthwith or at
such time and place as the Chairman directs not being more than thirty days after the poll
is demanded. The demand for a poll shall not prevent the continuance of a meeting for
the transaction of any business other than the question on which the poll was demanded.
If a poll is demanded before the declaration of the result of a show of hands and the
demand is duly withdrawn, the meeting shall continue as if the demand had not been
24. No notice need be given of a poll not taken forthwith if the time and place at which it is to
be taken are announced at the meeting at which it is demanded. In any other case at
least seven clear days’ notice shall be given specifying the time and place at which the
poll is to be taken.
25. A resolution in writing executed by:
25.1. 51% of the Members in the case of an ordinary resolution; or
25.2. 75% of the Members in the case of a special resolution
who would have been entitled to vote upon it if it had been proposed at a general meeting
at which the member was present shall be as effectual as if it had been passed at a
general meeting duly convened and held and may consist of several instruments in the
like form each executed by or on behalf of one or more Members.
ATTENDANCE AT GENERAL MEETINGS AND VOTES OF MEMBERS
26. Every Playing member of a Club shall be entitled to attend and speak but not to vote at
any general meeting of the Association.
27.1. Each Club and County Association that is a Member shall be entitled to the number of
votes calculated in accordance with Article 28.
28. On a show of hands or on a poll every Member present in person through its duly
authorised Representative, Nominee Member or by proxy shall have:
28.1. two votes if it is a Club with a playing membership of four hundred playing members or
28.2. four votes if it is a Club with a playing membership of more than four hundred playing
28.3. one vote if it is a County Association that represents a single sex;
28.4. two votes if it is a unified County Association that represents both sexes