While the bulk of association governance is handled by the Board of Directors, there are topics that require the vote of the membership as a whole. In this case, proxies are a tool commonly used to allow members who cannot be physically present to cast their vote.
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So, what is a proxy? A proxy is a document that authorizes another person to act on your behalf. Generally speaking, a proxy allows a designated individual, who is physically present at the meeting, to vote on your behalf in whatever manner they see fit.
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