Whenever anything is put to a vote, if you’re busy and won’t be there to vote, you should be able to ask someone you trust to vote for themselves and for you.
They can vote “yes/no” as you tell them in advance, or you can agree to go along with whatever they decide. Or you can set broad limits for them to work within. Usually the best instructions are to tell them why you want what you want, and let them figure out the best specifics to achieve it. After all, it would be a pretty dull meeting that you missed, if your proxy’s mind wasn’t changed. By your trusting them, you can benefit from flexible give-and-take in the meeting.
If you ever can’t attend a launch of a project you’ve been working on, either reschedule, or choose someone to be your proxy. Never withhold approval to move forward on a group decision. You’re either involved, or you’re not. You don’t get to second-guess.