Voting at an AGM

Tips for voting at an Annual General Meeting

The Alzheimers Otago Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on the 29th September 2020, 2pm at Dunedin Community House. We look forward to welcoming all our members and clients.

We understand voting at an AGM can be a little daunting, please don't let this stop you from taking part.

As long as you are a member, you can still participate and vote in our Annual General Meeting if you have dementia, or any other kind of disability. Here are some tips to make it easier for you and we share what we will do it to make it as easy as possible for you to take part in our AGM.

Tips for you

  • Ask for the help of your family and friends to help you to prepare for the meeting and to be a support person for you at the meeting.
  • Prepare for the meeting by reading about the item to be voted on and about the candidates for the board members.
  • Decide before the meeting how you plan to vote and write it down or ask someone else to write it down for you.
  • You can request a proxy vote, this is where you ask someone else to vote on your behalf. You just need to ask us a for proxy vote form before the meeting and fill the form out with the person you would like to for on your behalf
  • At the meeting, sit close to the front so that you can hear what is going on.
  • Ask questions at the meeting. You are the reason that our organisation exists so we will always be very happy to listen, answer your questions or repeat information.


What we will do to help you participate at the AGM

  • Provide as much information as possible to you before the Meeting
  • Provide all documents in large text
  • Make sure speakers at the AGM are speaking loudly, clearly and slowly

We look forward to welcoming you to our AGM!

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