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DEFINITION of 'Voting Shares'

Shares that give the stockholder the right to vote on matters of corporate policy making as well as who will compose the members of the board of directors.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Voting Shares'

Different classes of shares, such as preferred stock, sometimes don't allow for voting rights.

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