Define: Voting Shares

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Definition: Voting Shares

Quick Summary of Voting Shares

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.

What is the dictionary definition of Voting Shares?

Dictionary Definition

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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Definition Sources

Definitions for Voting Shares are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 8th January, 2020