Summary

Eligible MEF members in a ballot always have a Current Company Vote which may be one of the following (depending on the ballot type)

The MEF member's vote is calculated by an algorithm based on the votes of the Primary and Alternate voters for the MEF member company.

 

Absent

By default, eligible voters have a vote set as 'Absent'. This is changed by the voter by choosing another vote setting available for that ballot type.

Yes

A simple Yes vote without any comments

Yes with Comments

A Yes vote qualified with comments by the voter. The comments are stored in a location chosen and advertised by the creator of the ballot.

No

A simple No vote without any comments

No with Comments

A No vote qualified with comments by the voter. The comments are stored in a location chosen and advertised by the creator of the ballot.

Abstain

A conscious choice not to express an opinion on the ballot (e.g. due to lack of understanding of the topic), but with a need to participate in the ballot so as to demonstrate activity by the MEF member company.