Staggered Elections: Definition & Examples


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Choose the correct reason why boards with staggered elections are also referred to as classified boards.

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1. Identify one of the advantages of staggered elections.

2. Identify how staggered elections can protect the interests of the company.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will quickly gauge your knowledge of staggered elections. The quiz consists of five short multiple-choice questions covering the advantages and disadvantages of staggered elections.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following:

  • Reason why boards with staggered elections are also called classified boards
  • An advantage of staggered elections
  • How staggered elections can protect a company
  • Disadvantage of staggered elections
  • Group that's pressuring boards to declassify

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about staggered elections
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how staggered elections can protect a company and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the group that's exerting pressure on boards to declassify

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Staggered Elections: Definition & Examples. This lesson can give you insight into the following:

  • Overview of the pros and cons of staggered elections
  • Approximate percentage of board of directors up for election each year
  • When a board's bylaws must be amended and restated
  • Current trends concerning boards