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COMPANIES ACT 1963 - SECT 137 Right to demand a poll.

137.—(1) Any provision contained in a company's articles shall be void in so far as it would have the effect either—

( a ) of excluding the right to demand a poll at a general meeting on any question other than the election of the chairman of the meeting or the adjournment of the meeting, or

( b ) of making ineffective a demand for a poll on any such question which is made—

(i) by not less than five members having the right to vote at the meeting, or

(ii) by a member or members representing not less than one-tenth of the total voting rights of all the members having the right to vote at the meeting, or

(iii) by a member or members holding shares in the company conferring a right to vote at the meeting, being shares on which an aggregate sum has been paid up equal to not less than one-tenth of the total sum paid up on all the shares conferring that right.

(2) The instrument appointing a proxy to vote at a meeting of a company shall be deemed also to confer authority to demand or join in demanding a poll, and for the purposes of subsection (1), a demand by a person as proxy for a member shall be the same as a demand by the member.