You cannot vote your proxy either by mail or electronically and vote at annual meeting. That would be double voting. The ballot that you receive in the mail also called a proxy is the same as you will receive at the meeting so there would be no reason to want to vote the proxy and vote at the annual meeting.
If you receive a proxy that is because you are not the registered owner of your shares. The proxy is the form that you use to instruct the registered owner of your shares how to vote.
When you return your proxy by mail and check the box that you want to vote your own shares the registered owner of your shares sends you a power of attorney to vote his shares. (that you always thought were yours). Only at this time can you vote your shares at the annual meeting. What I have said so far only applies to persons who have bought their shares thru a broker and they are held in street name. If you bought your shares from a broker and received a stock certificate you are the registered owner and can vote them at the annual meeting. Just remember that if you receive a proxy you must indicate that you want to vote your shares and return either by mail or electronically to receive a power of attorney.
Please refer to my post “How to Elect Steve”. You will see that there is no way to vote against a director as much as we may like to. Directors vote would have to fall into 3 buckets. They would be For,Withheld or Brokers non-vote. The brokers non-vote would be all of the proxy’s that were not voted. I do not know how it will be handled at the meeting as far as allowing us to vote the regular ballot less Steve’s name or including Steve’s name.
The one thing that I feel for certain, is they will maneuver the vote as best they can to obtain the results they want.