Ready to vote?
When there are topics that are up for a vote, all shareholders should receive proxy instructions and a proxy voting card or Voting Instruction Form (VIF) either via US postal mail or email. Companies and mutual funds may also make proxy materials available online, usually on the investor relations page of their website.
“If you can’t attend a shareholder meeting in person, your proxy vote is the way to have your voice heard.”
Broadridge partners with brokerages, corporations and investment funds to help make it easy for shareholders to vote their proxies. Once you have your proxy information in hand, you can vote from nearly anywhere in one of four ways.
You can also generally place a proxy vote by phone or mail.
And, of course, if you attend a shareholder meeting, you can always submit your vote live and in person. To check on the status of any proxy votes that may be brought up at future shareholder meetings, contact the investor relations department at the company or funds in which you own shares.