the rights of holders of preferred and common stock in a company to vote on certain acts affecting the company. These matters may include payment of dividends, issuance of a new class of stock, merger or liquidation.
Voting rights are rights attached to shares, and allow shareholders to vote on the resolutions presented at the Annual General Meeting.
The entitlement of stockholders, as part owners, to have a say in company affairs such as the composition of the board of directors and policy issues. (See Proxy).