7.5. If it is impossible to hold a meeting, the poll may be held by giving each party forming the employer a ballot paper worded as prescribed by the second paragraph of section 7.4 and the list drawn up pursuant to section 7.2.
Each party forming the employer must sign the ballot paper and return it to the person responsible for the management of the research centre not later than 15 days after receiving it.
The votes must be counted in the presence of the representative of the researchers and according to the rules provided for in the fourth paragraph of section 7.4. A simple majority of the votes cast on the basis of that paragraph decides the question. The result of the employer’s poll must be communicated to each party forming the employer, with an affidavit signed by the person responsible for the centre and the representative of the researchers.