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Michigan Election Law Amendments Will Require Ballot Language to be Certified Two Weeks Earlier than Previously Required

Recent changes to the Michigan Election Law will require municipalities and school districts to certify ballot language two weeks earlier than previously required. Michigan Public Act 253 of 2013, which amends the...more

I May Be Pettifogging, But I Have to Ask: Is It Time To Dump The Proxy And Give Shareholders A Ballot?

The proxy is the most misunderstood and mischaracterized of all instruments. For the record, a “proxy” is “a written authorization signed or an electronic transmission authorized by a shareholder or the shareholder’s...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 27, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics: Press Release: Presidential Elector Initiative Enters Circulation by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen - January 22 – A new initiative...more

Just Who Is Behind The Universal Proxy?

Recently, it was reported that the Council of Institutional Investors had submitted a petition for rule making to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Indeed, the CII did submit this petition on January 8, 2014. ...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 13, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The hot trend right now, which should continue for the next couple months, is the qualification of state initiatives for circulation. With only 150 days for...more

SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee Pushes For Oddly Named “Universal Proxy Ballots”

In late July, the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee issued a recommendation that the SEC ”explore relaxing the ‘bona fide nominee’ rule embodied in Rule 14a-4(d)(1) . . . to provide proxy contestants with the option (but not...more

Constitutional Amendments and the Role of the New York City Voter Guide

Six constitutional amendments have been certified for the New York statewide ballot in 2013....more

Board Candidate Files Suit After State’s Attorney Serves Quo Warranto Action

In Parker v. Lyons, 2013 WL 1624336 (C.D. Ill. 2013), a candidate filed a nominating petition with the requisite number of signatures and was later served with a quo warranto action by the State’s Attorney. The quo warranto...more

Owners' Request For Records - the Lahrkamp Saga Continues

Another follow-up to our previous posts on “Owners Requests for Records”. As we previously posted, the Court agreed to vary its original order that the Corporation provide access to Mr.Lahrkamp to proxies and ballots by...more

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