Maybe the app will be renamed iVote.
Companies who want to encourage shareholders to vote on corporate
resolutions publicized in proxy statements can do so next year, by
allowing them to cast votes on their iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, Android
or other smart handheld devices.
Broadridge Financial Solutions said that it will make its ProxyVote.com
software available early next year on mobile data devices such as
smartphones and tablets.
The software is already available for use on personal computers. The
move to mobile devices is "to improve and encourage more shareholder
voting and enhanced shareholder communications,” said Joseph Vicari, Vice
President, Business Strategy and Development, Broadridge
Twenty million proxy votes were recorded through ProxyVote.com for the
12 months ending June 2010. ProxyVote offers street name and registered
shareowners, as well as 401(k), ESOP and ESPP participants, the
convenience of voting their shares on the Internet, including by air.
Shareowners who register for electronic delivery of proxy materials are
notified via e-mail, before votes are to be cast.
According to Broadridge, e-mail delivery of proxy materials has nearly
tripled in four years, from 27 million deliveries in 2006 to almost 78
million deliveries in 2010.
Broadridge operates infrastructure that
underpins proxy services for 90 percent of public companies and mutual
funds in North America.