poll
I (canvass) noun capitation, catalogue of persons, census, census report, census return, count, enumeration, evaluation, inquiry, numbering, numeration, public opinion, questionary, questionnaire, register, registration, return, statistic, survey, tabulation, tally II (casting of votes) noun ballot, casting of ballots, choice, consensus, decision, determination, election, elective privilege, expression of will, formal expression of choice, plebiscite, popular decision, preference, referendum, selection, voice, vote associated concepts: electioneering at poll, polling place III verb ballot, call the roll, canvass, collect the vote, compute, conduct research on, count, enumerate, keep count of, keep score, list, make a survey, record the vote, register, run checks on, sample, score, survey, tabulate, take a census, take a roll call, tally, total IV index canvass, cast (register), census, election (selection by vote), inquiry (request for information), plebiscite, primary, referendum, vote (noun), vote (verb)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


poll
Voting at a meeting of shareholders is governed by the Articles of Association. The first vote is usually taken on a show of hands where each shareholder is entitled to one vote. A poll can then be demanded and votes are counted on the basis that those present have one vote for each share they hold. Who can ask for a poll is usually dictated by the Articles of Association. However, there is an overriding right for five shareholders together or a lesser number holding not less than one-tenth of the total votes or the paid up share capital on shares carrying votes to demand a poll

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


poll
v.
(1) To record votes or opinions from people.
(2) To ask the members of a jury individually what their own decision is before the jury’s verdict is recorded.
n.
A record of votes cast in an election; a place where votes are cast (also called polls); a list of voters.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


poll
1) The process of casting and recording votes in an election. Also the results of an election.
2) To receive votes — for example, a candidate is said to "poll" a certain number of votes.
3) The place where votes are cast and recorded in an election. Often referred to as "the polls."
4) A survey of individual opinions on a given topic. Also, the process of collecting these opinions.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

poll
A procedure used at a general meeting of a company under which every ordinary shareholder present in person or by proxy has one vote for every ordinary share held. This procedure is commonly used where it is not possible to obtain a clear result by voting on a show of hands. It is common for the articles of association to specify who has the right to demand a poll. The Companies Act 2006 provides that the articles of association must at least provide that the following persons may demand a poll:
• Five members present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote; or
• Any member or members present in person or by proxy with either not less than one-tenth of the total voting rights or not less than one-tenth of the total sum paid up on all shares giving rights to attend and vote (sections 321 and 329).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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