This excerpt taken from the GMCR DEF 14A filed Jan 26, 2009.
How to vote your shares.
Vote by Internet. You can vote over the Internet at www.continentalstock.com by following the instructions on the Notice or proxy card.
Vote by Mail. If you received your proxy materials by mail, you can vote by mail by signing, dating and mailing the enclosed proxy card to in the postage-paid envelope provided. If the envelope is missing, please mail your completed proxy card or voting instruction card to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., c/o Frances G. Rathke, Secretary, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., 33 Coffee Lane, Waterbury, VT 05676. Please allow sufficient time for mailing if you decide to vote by mail.
Voting at the Annual Meeting. If you attend the meeting in person, you may deliver your completed proxy card in person or you may vote by completing a ballot, which will be available at the meeting. However, if your shares are held in the name of a bank, broker or other nominee, you must obtain a legal proxy, executed in your favor, from the holder of record to be able to vote at the Annual Meeting. You should allow yourself enough time prior to the Annual Meeting to obtain this proxy from the holder of record.
The shares voted electronically or represented by the proxy cards received, properly marked, dated, signed and not revoked, will be voted at the Annual Meeting. Internet voting facilities for stockholders of record will be available 24 hours a day and will close at 7:00 p.m. (EDT) on March 11, 2009.
If your shares are held in the name of a bank, broker or other holder of record, you will receive instructions from the holder of record. You must follow the instructions of the holder of record in order for your shares to be voted. Internet voting also will be offered to stockholders owning shares through certain banks and brokers. If your shares are not registered in your own name and you plan to vote your shares in person at the Annual Meeting, you should contact your broker or agent to obtain a legal proxy or brokers proxy card and bring it to the Annual Meeting in order to vote.