This excerpt taken from the NOVL DEF 14A filed Feb 25, 2009.
Whether or not you expect to attend the Annual Meeting in person, we urge you to vote your shares at your earliest convenience. This will ensure the presence of a quorum at the meeting. Promptly voting your shares via the Internet, by telephone, or by completing, signing, dating, and returning the enclosed proxy card will save us the expenses and extra work of additional solicitation. An addressed envelope for which no postage is required if mailed in the United States will be provided with paper copies of the proxy materials. Submitting your proxy now will not prevent you from voting your shares at the meeting if you desire to do so, as your proxy is revocable at your option before it is exercised at the Annual Meeting.
Our 2009 Proxy Statement and 2008 Annual Report are available at www.novell.com/company/annualmeeting2009.