Additional producers who are residents of a State may be nominated as candidates of such State by written petition signed by 100 producers or 5 percent of the pork producers in such State, whichever is less. The Secretary shall establish and publicize the procedures governing the time and place for filing petitions.
(b) Election; eligibility to vote; notice of election; number of members nominated
(A) Notice of each such election shall be given by the Secretary—
in any other reasonable manner determined by the Secretary.
The notice shall set forth the period of time and places for voting and such other information as the Secretary considers necessary.
(c) Subsequent nominations and elections to be administered by Board; time of election; voting eligibility
Except as provided in paragraph (3), after the election of the producer members of the initial Delegate Body, the Board shall administer all subsequent nominations and elections of the producer members to be nominated for appointment as members of the Delegate Body, with the assistance of the Secretary and in accordance with subsections (a)(3) and (b).
The Board shall determine the timing of an election referred to in paragraph (1).
(d) Nominating committee; appointment; nomination to fill position for pending election