7.12. If it is impossible to hold a meeting, the poll may be held by giving each employee qualified to vote a ballot paper worded as prescribed by the second paragraph of section 7.11.
Each employee must sign his or her ballot paper and return it to the person responsible for the holding of the poll under section 7.8 not later than 15 days after receiving it.
The votes must be counted in the presence of the representative of the employees and the result of the poll must be posted at the usual places for posting information at the research centre. A simple majority of the votes cast decides the question.