2007 ORS 62.265¹
Voting by members

(1) At any member meeting each member has one vote except that bylaws may authorize voting according to actual, estimated or potential patronage, or a combination of such plans of voting. Shares of stock as such shall not be given voting power except in the specific instances authorized by this chapter.

(2) Members as such shall not vote by proxy; but a member that is a corporation, association or partnership may designate a representative to cast its vote. In the absence of written notice that some person has been designated to represent a member which is other than a natural person, such member may be represented by any of its principal officers. If the bylaws of a cooperative provide for the formation of districts and the election of delegates at district meetings to represent their districts in member meetings, such representation is not considered voting by proxy, and the delegates so elected shall cast the votes to which members represented by them are entitled on such matters as are not covered by mail ballots submitted to all members.

(3) If the bylaws so provide, the board may cause to be submitted by mail ballot any question to be voted on at any member meeting, including the election of directors. In such event the secretary shall mail to each member along with the notice of the meeting, the ballot on each such question and a voting envelope. The ballot may be cast only in a sealed envelope which is authenticated by the member’s signature. A vote so cast shall be counted as if the member were present and voting in person.

(4) The bylaws may set forth provisions, not inconsistent with this chapter, relating to the methods and procedures for voting. [1957 c.716 §21]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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