The prime ballot position changes
Here is a proxy for an AGM where the Treasurer and a director are
running against three challengers. There are two elections, one for a
general director position and a second one for the owner-occupied
Here we see three games being played.
Prime ballot position
The Treasurer is placed in #1 position on the proxy ballot for the
general director position with the director placed in #2 position. The
three challengers are placed at the bottom in positions #3 to #5.
For the second election, for the owner-occupied position, the top two
prime ballot positions are reversed with the director placed in #1
position and the Treasurer placed in #2 position. The three challengers
remain at the bottom in positions #3 to #5.
When it comes to listing the candidates in alphabetical order, that
custom was followed only for the challengers who are listed in
positions #3 to #5.
The Treasurer and the director have their present positions on the
board listed on the proxy ballot. These "info-ads" give the two
incumbents a further advantage when the owners fill in their proxies.
I don't think that any of the owners caught on to these games at this
AGM but since I have been talking to three owners at that condo, the
owners will be reading the proxies when they receive this year's AGM
The troubling thing is that the examples that I have shown so far are
all from different property management companies that are ACMO
affiliated and the condos are in three different municipalities.
This shows that proxy form fraud is a big problem in Ontario.