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Procedure for Nomination of Governors

Sec. 10.  Prior to a meeting of members pursuant to Article XXI for the election of Governors, the Corporation shall notify the members of the names of each nominee selected by the Nominating Committee (or, in the case of Article XXII, the relevant body with the authority to nominate as specified therein) for each governorship up for election by the members, the classification of governorship (Large Firm, Mid-Size Firm or Small Firm) for which the nominee is nominated, the qualifications of each nominee, and such other information regarding each nominee as the Board or the Nominating Committee (or, in the case of Article XXII, the relevant body with the authority to nominate as specified therein) deems pertinent. A person who has not been so nominated may be included on the ballot for the election of Governors if: (a) within 45 days after the date of such notice, such person presents to the Secretary of the Corporation (i) in the case of petitions solely in support of such person, petitions in support of his or her nomination duly executed by three percent of the members entitled to vote for such nominees' election, and no such member shall endorse more than one such nominee, or (ii) in the case of petitions in support of more than one person, petitions in support of the nominations of such persons duly executed by ten percent of the members entitled to vote for such nominees' election; and (b) the Secretary certifies that (i) the petitions are duly executed by the Executive Representatives of the requisite number of members entitled to vote for such nominee's/nominees' election, and (ii) the person(s) satisfies/satisfy the classification (Large Firm, Mid-Size Firm or Small Firm) of the governorship(s) to be filled, based on such information provided by the person(s) as is reasonably necessary to make the certification. The Secretary shall not unreasonably withhold or delay the certification. Upon certification, the election shall be deemed a contested election with respect to the category of Governor to which the nomination relates. After the certification of a contested election or the expiration of time for contesting an election under this Section, the Secretary shall deliver notice of a meeting of members pursuant to Article XXI, Section 3(a).
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.
Amended by SR-NASD-2001-06 eff. May. 8, 2001.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.
Amended by SR-NASD-96-20 eff. July 11, 1996.
Amended by SR-NASD-94-64 eff. Feb. 9, 1995.
Amended eff. July 19, 1990 and Sept. 4, 1990.

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