Banking Law Section 466
Meetings of shareholders
1.At all meetings of shareholders of every credit union each shareholder shall have one vote irrespective of the number of shares which he holds; provided, however, after a credit union has been in existence for a period of more than one year, only a person who shall have been a shareholder of such credit union for ninety days prior to the date of any such meeting shall be entitled to vote. Every member entitled to vote at a meeting of members of the credit union may authorize another person or persons to act for him by proxy at such meeting or, if the bylaws so provide, may vote by mail in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws. Every proxy must be signed by the member or his attorney-in-fact. No proxy shall be valid except for the meeting specified therein and adjournments thereof. Every proxy shall be revocable at the pleasure of the member executing it. The authority of the holder of a proxy to act shall not be revoked by the incompetence or death of the member who executed the proxy unless, before the authority is exercised, written notice of an adjudication of such incompetence or of such death is received by the officer of the credit union responsible for maintaining the list of members. A shareholder may vote by proxy at a meeting called to vote upon voluntary dissolution. The bylaws may prohibit or further limit proxies for members and their duration. No officer, director, supervisory committee member, credit committee member, loan officer, clerk, teller or bookkeeper of the credit union shall act as such proxy. No director, supervisory committee member, credit committee member, or officer of a credit union shall be eligible to act as an inspector of an election of directors, supervisory committee members and credit committee members, at any meeting of members of the credit union.
2.Complete minutes of all shareholders’ meetings shall be kept which shall include a record of the exact number of members present together with a count of votes cast for the election of all directors and committee members.
3.Upon the petition of any shareholder aggrieved by an election, and upon notice to the persons declared elected, the credit union and such other persons as the court may direct, the supreme court at a special term held within the judicial district where the office of the credit union is located shall forthwith hear the proofs and allegations of the parties, and confirm the election, order a new election or take such other action as justice may require.
Section 466 — Meetings of shareholders; voting,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/BNK/466 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).