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Voting through internet (e-voting)


22 August 2016 Bharati Page, Pune

Dear sir,

Ours is a maintenance co-operative society with 170 members and is located at Agalambe, Tal: Haveli, Pune. Our members are staying at different locations. Many of them cannot attend AGM personally. Thus they desire to implement voting through internet (e-voting) for passing the resolutions for various issues instead of being present at AGM / EOGM. They also desire the same method for society elections.

We have following queries regarding the above said issues –

If the managing committee implements the e-voting platform for members and conducts e-voting for any particular resolution, then can we legally add this e-voting count to the physical vote count at AGM / EOGM for that particular resolution to pass the same?

If the managing committee implements the e-voting platform for members and conducts e-voting for MC elections as well, then can we legally add this e-voting count to the physical vote count at the actual election?

We request you to give your opinion so that we can fulfil the requirement of the members without any violation of cooperative law if possible.

With regards,
Bharati Page.

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  1. Societyhive support
    02 September 2016

    Dear Bharati,

    E voting can be done by members giving written consent to resolution and can be counted.
    Only in case of elections E voting is not allowed.

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  2. Rajesh Iyer
    28 January 2019

    Hi,

    The below response was from 2016. Could you please reconfirm if online voting (by an email and/or by Whatsapp chat from the member) , is still allowed for voting for any decision point on a society general body resolution? (Please note that this is not for a committee election).
    Would you also please quote the article number in the Maharashtra Cooperative Society's Act or Bye Laws stating the same?

    Thanks,
    Rajesh Iyer

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