Inspectors of Election

Inspectors of Election

In a publicly-traded company, a person or persons appointed to count ballots. They tabulate votes from shareholders who came to the annual meeting or other special meetings, as well as proxies, to determine that ballots were properly cast, and announce the results. Inspectors of election must not have a vested interest in the outcome, and they may not be overruled. See also: Inspector's or Judge's Certificate.
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Until the final results are tabulated and certified by independent inspectors of election, the shareholder vote numbers and percentages are considered preliminary, the company said.
The inspectors of election shall determine the number of memberships outstanding, and the voting power of each, the number represented at the meeting, the existence of a quorum and the authenticity, validity and effect of proxies, receive votes, ballots or consents, hear and determine all challenges and questions in any way arising in connection with the right to vote, count and tabulate all votes or consents, determine when the polls shall close, determine the result and do such acts as may be proper to conduct the election or vote with fairness to all members.