Proxy Voting

by Charles Rotblut, CFA

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Proxy ballots and the materials included with a ballot provide a key opportunity for investors. The ballots give shareholders a mechanism to express their rights as owners. The accompanying materials give details on how the company is run, including who the board members are, how executives are paid and whether conflicts of interest exist.

What Is in the Proxy Package?

Depending on the preferences you provided to your broker, you may receive notices about shareholder meetings either through a letter or package in the mail or an e-mail directing you to a Web site (an e-proxy). The contents will include a ballot, a notice of the meeting and the proxy statement.

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Charles Rotblut, CFA is a vice president at AAII and editor of the AAII Journal. Follow him on Twitter at


Thomas from Georgia posted over 2 years ago:

Thanks for your efforts at instructing the ignorant. I appreciate it.

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