(A) Unless the articles or the regulations otherwise provide:
(1) The directors, in advance of any meeting of shareholders, may appoint inspectors of election to act at such meeting or any adjournment thereof;
(2) If inspectors are not so appointed, the officer or person acting as chairman of any such meeting may, and on the request of any shareholder or his proxy shall, make such appointment;
(3) In case any person appointed as inspector fails to appear or to act, the vacancy may be filled by appointment made by the directors in advance of the meeting, or at the meeting by the officer or person acting as chairman.
(B) If there are three or more inspectors, the decision, act, or certificate of a majority of them shall be effective in all respects as the decision, act, or certificate of all.
(C) The inspectors shall determine the number of shares outstanding, the voting rights with respect to each, the shares represented at the meeting, the existence of a quorum, and the authenticity, validity, and effect of proxies; receive votes, ballots, consents, waivers, or releases; hear and determine all challenges and questions arising in connection with the vote; count and tabulate all votes, consents, waivers, and releases; determine and announce the result; and do such acts as are proper to conduct the election or vote with fairness to all shareholders.
(D) On request, the inspectors shall make a report in writing of any challenge, question, or matter determined by them and execute a certificate of any fact found by them.
(E) The certificate of the inspectors shall be prima-facie evidence of the facts stated therein and of the vote as certified by them.
Cite as R.C. § 1701.50
History. Effective Date: 10-11-1955