UPDATE: Reader 'RK' writes in with this, for which we thank him:
IRL Voting -much easier to do online...just sayingUPDATE 2: An excellent mail from reader "R", which anyone about to vote using the phone option should read carefully. Here are the necessary extracts:
just ask the broker for the control # and go to this website and voila:
The...important reason for writing you this message is that there could easily be a potential situation in which voters who are in support of Team Benavides, mistakenly vote against them. The reason I say this is because when I called in to vote, the very first thing I was prompted to answer was the question regarding whether I wanted to vote for the recommendations. The thing is, I can't recall the exact wording they used and that's what worries me. Because if for example the words were "Do you want to vote along with managements recommendations? If yes, press 1", does pressing 1 mean that you're voting for Benavides, or are you actually recording a vote according to management's (team arsehole) recommendation, which actually means you're siding with them and voting against Benavides? ... when the first question asked 'Do you want to vote along with the resolutions set out in the circular?', I can't help but wonder if going along with that means you might actually be voting in accordance with what team Hodges wants us to do, which is all votes AGAINST the 10 resolutions.Myself, I didn't trust that I might mistakenly be giving my votes to the wrong team, so I went instead to the second option of "To vote for each resolution seperately, press 2", and that way there was no doubt that I was voting "FOR" each of the 10 resolutions. Also, after voting for all 10 individually, the prompter confirms the votes by telling you what you voted and asks you to confirm. I can tell you that in my 22 years of speculating on junior mining stocks and always voting on every and any resolutions that came up, THIS TIME was the first and only time I've ever truly relished punching all those buttons and recording each and every one of my (number redacted) shares.