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2024 AGM: Voting Guide

Written by Jack Rayner

21 Feb 2024


Annual General Meeting

5 min read

As a mutual, we’re accountable only to you, our members, and we strongly believe that it is an important right for our members to vote on fundamental decisions affecting the Society. This includes the people standing for election on the Society’s Board.

Read on to find out how you can have your say ahead of our March 2024 Annual General Meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 27 March at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

Am I eligible to vote and what can I vote on?

The requirements for a member to be eligible to vote at our AGM is outlined in our Rules and Memorandum. You can vote ahead of our AGM if:

1) You are aged 18 years or over on 27 March 2024 AND

2) You
a) had a shareholding in the Society of at least £100 on 30 November 2023 OR
b) owed at least £100 to the Society on a mortgage loan on 30 November 2023 AND

3) You
a) have not ceased to hold shares in the Society at any time since 30 November 2023
b) owe the Society not less than £100 on a mortgage loan on the voting date AND

4) You are the first named account holder in our records

Eligible members can have their say on the Society’s future governance and resolutions, this includes:

  • Receiving the Report of the Directors, Annual Accounts and Auditor’s Report
  • Approving the Directors’ Remuneration Report
  • Re-election of Directors
  • Re-appointment of Auditors
  • Any special resolutions which may be proposed

How will you contact me?

Members will receive an email from us by default, those without an email address or who have requested to receive a paper pack will receive it in the post.

Voting packs will have started to arrive with members from 21 February 2024. The pack will include everything you need to vote.

How and when can I use my vote?

Your voting pack will include full details on how you can vote. Refer to the information below for four different ways to vote and deadlines for each method.

  • Online by 6.30pm on Monday 25 March 2024
  • In branch by 12 noon on Saturday 23 March 2024
  • Via post to be received by 6.30pm Monday 25 March 2024
  • In person at our AGM on Wednesday 27 March 2024

How can I attend or watch the AGM?

It gives us great pleasure to be able to invite you to attend our AGM and an Audience with Miranda Krestovnikoff, taking place on Wednesday 27 March at Trinity Park, Ipswich, starting at 6.30pm.

Members will have the opportunity to watch our AGM live online if they can’t make it on the night. Use the link below to find out more about our AGM and how to register your attendance.

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