In the case of board member remote voting, any decision that is ratified by a majority (excluding abstentions) during the regular or special meeting is valid. This is true, except if a statute, administrative code or by-law, board policy or board policy says contrary.

If your board has an arrangement for remote voting that is particular that you must review it to ensure the process is followed properly. If you do decide to allow remote voting, make sure that quorum is met and the board management software allows for an unsecure, transparent and accurate vote.

In the past, when a board votes to approve a motion they would choose to use ballots that were distributed in advance or record the result via roll call. With the advancements in technology and the need to manage meetings remotely it is logical to implement a virtual voting solution that enables members to express their decisions quickly. The MeetingPulse platform, for example, lets members vote remotely and is accessible from any device that has internet connectivity. It is also easy to use and offers security that is enterprise-level.

Whatever method your board selects the best way to ensure that everyone feels confident in their decision making is to encourage them to be active during discussions. This will increase engagement and ensure all voices are heard, reducing any chance of a member arguing against the final outcome.