cumulative voting
cumulative voting n: a system of voting for corporate directors in which each shareholder is entitled to as many votes as he or she has shares times the number of directors to be elected compare straight voting

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

cumulative voting
n.
A system of shareholder voting in which a shareholder is allowed to apply all of his or her votes to one candidate for a board of directors instead of having to cast separate votes for each office, allowing minority shareholders a chance for meaningful representation.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


cumulative voting
In corporations, a system of voting by shareholders for directors in which the shareholder can multiply his or her voting shares by the number of candidates and vote them all for one person for director. This is intended to give minority shareholders a chance to elect at least one director. For example, there are five directors to be elected and 10,000 shares issued. A shareholder with 1,000 shares could vote 5,000 for his or her candidate rather than being limited to 1,000 for each of five candidates and always being outvoted by shareholders with 1,001 or more shares.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


cumulative voting
=>> voting.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


cumulative voting
A method of election of the board of directors used by corporations whereby a stockholder may cast as many votes for directors as he or she has shares of stock, multiplied by the number of directors to be elected.
A plan used for the election of members to the lower house of the Illinois legislature by which voters, each of whom is given three votes, may cast all of the votes for one candidate or allocate them among two or three candidates.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


cumulative voting
A method of election of the board of directors used by corporations whereby a stockholder may cast as many votes for directors as he or she has shares of stock, multiplied by the number of directors to be elected.
 
A plan used for the election of members to the lower house of the Illinois legislature by which voters, each of whom is given three votes, may cast all of the votes for one candidate or allocate them among two or three candidates.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

cumulative voting
n.
   in corporations, a system of voting by shareholders for directors in which the shareholder can multiply his voting shares by the number of candidates and vote them all for one person for director. This is intended to give minority shareholders a chance to elect at least one director whom they favor. For example, there are five directors to be elected, and 10,000 shares issued, a shareholder with 1,000 shares could vote 5,000 for his candidate rather than being limited to 1,000 for each of five candidates, always outvoted by shareholders with 1,001 or more shares.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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