Many funds have made the technological leap, allowing fund investors to vote their shares via the Internet in addition to allowing votes in person, by phone, fax and by mail.

AIM Funds of Houston, Texas, American Aadvantage Funds of Kansas City, Mo., American Skandia Trust of Shelton, Conn., Aquila Group of Funds of New York, Colonial Funds of Boston, Evergreen Funds of Charlotte, N.C., Franklin Group of Funds of San Mateo, Calif. and USAA Funds of San Antonio, Texas are all currently offering an Internet voting option for fund shareholders. And more fund advisers, including American Century and Jones & Babson, both of Kansas City, Mo., say they are seriously considering extending proxy voting to the Internet.

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