UK Accounting Glossary
Voting shares are shares that give the stockholder the right to vote on matters of corporate policymaking. Owning voting shares also allows a vote on who should be on the company’s board of directors.
Voting Shares are share in a company that entitles their owner to vote at the companies annual general meeting (AGM) and at any extraordinary meetings of the company. Shares that allow voting rights are usually ordinary shares, rather than debentures.
Which shares carry voting rights is defined in a company’s articles of association.
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This glossary post was last updated: 29th January 2019.