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Designation of Additional Candidates

Sec. 6.2  The Corporation shall notify the members of the names of each nominee selected by the Nominating Committee for open National Adjudicatory Council seats that are Small Firm, Mid-Size Firm, and Large Firm seats, the qualifications of the nominee, and such other information regarding each nominee as the Nominating Committee deems pertinent. A person who has not been so nominated may be included on a ballot for an election to fill an open Small Firm, Mid-Size Firm or Large Firm seat on the National Adjudicatory Council 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 (based on firm size classification) for such nominee’s 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 (based on firm size classification) 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 National Adjudicatory Council seat to be filled, based on such information provided by the person(s) as is reasonably necessary to make the certification. Only an Executive Representative may sign a petition on behalf of a FINRA member. The Secretary shall not unreasonably withhold or delay the certification. Upon certification, the election shall be deemed a contested election with respect to the NAC seat for which the nomination relates
Renumbered from Sec. 6.13 and amended by SR-FINRA-2008-046 eff. Nov. 6, 2008.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.