How much authority do AGM proxy forms afford?

I attended an annual general meeting (AGM) held in the premises of the condominium where I live to see how residents elect council members.

I was in the counting room as a scrutineer. Besides the votes cast, there were batches of proxy forms some residents had acquired before the AGM from subsidiary proprietors willing to give them away.

I have a few questions about proxy forms: How many subsidiary proprietors can appoint the same proxy? Is a proxy form valid as an instrument of authority solely for resolutions? Or, can it be used in lieu of a voting slip to get a certain number of nominees at a time into the council?

Which authority would be able to address these issues?

Koh Kong Chia

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2016, with the headline 'How much authority do AGM proxy forms afford?'. Print Edition | Subscribe