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General Proxy


Overview
- The General Proxy form is used by a stockholder to appoint another person to vote on the stockholder's behalf at a corporation's meeting of shareholders.
- The proxy is also authorized to vote on any matter brought before the meeting, even if the stockholder was unaware that the vote was to be held.
- A stockholder will want to allow sufficient time for the proxy to vote on the meeting as originally scheduled, plus any adjournments.  
- Before giving a proxy, the stockholder should make sure that the particular person to be appointed is allowed to act as a proxy according to the corporation's state law and corporation's bylaws.
- State laws or corporate bylaws may have some special requirements for the proxy document.  Before completing the proxy, you may want to consult with your attorney or corporate secretary to ensure that the form of proxy is appropriate.  

When You Need It
- Used by a stockholder who is unable to attend a corporation's stockholder's meeting to appoint another person (called a proxy) to act on the stockholder's behalf.


Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the stockholder.
- Name and address of the person acting as proxy.
- Name of the company in which the stockholder owns shares.
- Length of the proxy being granted (period of time).

When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the information contained in the proxy.
- To draft another General Proxy.