(1) Every full member and life member has the right to vote at all general meetings of the Society and each of those members has 1 vote.
(2) Every affiliated member has the right to vote at all general meetings of the Society up to, but not including, the second annual general meeting.
(3) The chairperson at any general meeting has 1 ordinary vote and, if the circumstances require it, 1 casting vote.
(4) All decisions must be made by majority vote.
(5) All councillors (including the president and vice-president) must be elected by a majority of all members at the annual general meeting by secret ballot. Votes must be taken and counted so that the new Council, president, and vice-president can be announced at the conclusion of the annual general meeting.
(6) If there are insufficient nominees for election to the Council, including the offices of president and vice-president, then the president may call for nominees from the floor of the annual general meeting.
(7) If there is only 1 nominee for the position of president, that nominee is declared elected.
(8) If there is only 1 nominee for the position of vice-president, that nominee is declared elected.
(9) If the number of nominees for the Council is the same as the number of positions available on the Council (excluding the president and vice-president who will automatically become members of the Council), those nominees are declared elected.
(10) All other matters requiring resolution by members who have the right to vote at the general meeting (except those matters set down in subclauses (5) to (9)) must be determined first on the voices of members who have the right to vote, or if the chairperson so directs, then on a show of hands.
(11) If any 2 members request it, a secret ballot of the members who have the right to vote must be held instead.
(12) For the purposes of this clause, a member who nominates a representative, in accordance with clause 25(3), to vote on his or her behalf at the general meeting is deemed to be present.