Independant Law firms count the votes. Each side has their own lawyers. And If I am not mistaken, consent cards have to be SIGNED to be valid, no voice or group votes will count. Make sure to get a CARD from your broker and sign it.
Are you sure about this, many funds will issue electronic voting, I have my sheares purchsed through Fidelity and they claim to have a vailit electronic system. This may need to be clarified by Axom-TPG.