Typically, voting events allow you as the beneficial owner to vote on the following items (note this list is not exhaustive):
Election of Directors: You can vote to approve or reject the nominated candidates for the board when changes occur.
Mergers and Acquisitions: If the company is considering a merger, acquisition, or other significant corporate transactions, you may be asked to vote on the proposed deal.
Approval of Financial Statements: Shareholders often have the opportunity to vote on the approval of the company's financial statements, including the annual report and audited financial statements.
Executive Compensation: Companies sometimes seek shareholder approval for executive compensation packages, including salaries, bonuses, stock options, and other forms of remuneration. You can vote to approve or reject these proposals.
Changes to Corporate Charter or Bylaws: Significant changes to a company's charter or bylaws, such as amendments to voting rights, share classes, or other governance provisions, may require shareholder approval.
Dividend Policies: In some cases, companies seek shareholder approval for dividend policies, such as the frequency and amount of dividends to be paid.
Corporate Governance Matters: Shareholders may be asked to vote on matters related to corporate governance, such as changes to the board structure, the appointment of auditors, or the implementation of specific governance practices.