In respect of Interactive Investor the settings for getting the voting and information service are as below:
- The first step is to go into your account settings, the rightmost option on the top line of the screen once you logon to your Interactive Investor account. See the screen shots below.
- Second step is to select personal details and preferences. This takes you to the next screen.
- Third step is to select the voting and information box. Once you have done this you get notified of announcements about annual reports, results, and are told when you can vote (see the TEK email example below). Voting is then straightforward by clicking the link that you are sent. Interactive Investor outsource this activity to ProxyVote. The votes are then sent in to Broadridge who then forward them to the registrar.
This process seems very straightforward and there is no reason that AJ Bell and Hargreaves Lansdown cannot do the same, in my opinion.
Here are the screens you need to access if you have an ii account:
And this is an example of the email you will get when the notice of the AGM is issued:
Cliff Weight, Director, ShareSoc
6 May 2020