Definition of Voting Right

Voting right is the right of a corporation’s stockholders to cast their vote for the election of the corporation’s board of directors as well as for certain major corporate issues.

Applying "Voting Right" to Securities Exams:

As owners of a corporation common stockholders have the right to vote for the election of the board of directors and to vote on other major corporate events such as a merger. Preferred stockholders do not have voting rights except in very limited circumstances.

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