X and Y are entitled to vote at a UK company's general meeting. Proxies are allowed and instructions are to be notified to the company office in advance of the meeting. Votes at the meeting are to be be counted by poll. The company's articles simply state "polls shall be taken as the chair of the meeting directs". X duly appoints Y to be their proxy.
- Who is entitled to know this?
- Who is entitled to know how Y votes?
Presumably, at a minimum, whoever tallies the votes must know that Y may have cast multiple votes, and the company will have received notice of the proxy appointment. However, it is not obvious that the membership in general has a right to this information, although I can see how knowing it might help detect/prevent fraud if the scrutineer were not truly independent.
With limitations, anyone may inspect or make copies of the register of members. However, I could imagine that GDPR, etc, might treat how someone has voted on a company resolution as sensitive personal information.