This excerpt taken from the ALL DEF 14A filed Mar 25, 2005.
How votes are counted and discretionary voting authority of proxies
When you vote you may direct the proxies to withhold your votes from particular director nominees. With respect to each of the other items, you may vote "for" or "against," or you may "abstain" from voting. If you do not indicate how your shares should be voted on a matter, the shares represented by your signed proxy card/voting instruction form will be voted as the Board of Directors recommends.
The twelve nominees who receive the most votes will be elected to the open directorships even if they get less than a majority of the votes. For any other item to be ratified or approved, a majority of the shares present at the meeting and entitled to vote on the item must be voted in favor of it.
Abstention with respect to items 2 and 3 will be counted as shares present at the meeting and will have the effect of a vote against the matter. Broker non-votes (that is, if the broker holding your shares in street name does not vote or does not have the authority to vote with respect to a matter) and shares as to which proxy authority is withheld will not be counted as shares entitled to vote on the matter and will have no effect on the outcome of the vote.
If you use the telephone, the Internet, or the proxy card/voting instruction form to allow your shares to be represented at the annual meeting by the proxies but you do not give voting instructions, then the proxies will vote your shares on the matters set forth in this proxy statement as follows: