This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Sep 18, 2007.
Only persons who are nominated in accordance with the following procedures shall be eligible for election as Directors. Nominations for the election of Directors may be made (a) by or at the direction of the Board or (b) by any stockholder of record entitled to vote for the election of Directors at such meeting; provided, however, that a stockholder may
nominate persons for election as Directors only if written notice (in accordance with subsection 2.5.3 hereof) of such stockholders intention to make such nominations is received by the Secretary not later than (i) with respect to an election to be held at an annual meeting of stockholders, not later than the close of business on the 60th day and not earlier than the close of business on the 90th day prior to the first anniversary of the preceding years annual meeting (or if the date of the annual meeting is more than 30 days before or 60 days after such anniversary date, such notice must be so received not earlier than the close of business on the 90th day and not later than the close of business on the later of the 60th day prior to such annual meeting or the tenth day following the day on which notice of the date of the annual meeting was mailed or public disclosure thereof was made) and (ii) with respect to an election to be held at a special meeting of stockholders for the election of Directors, the close of business on the seventh business day following the date on which notice of such meeting is first given to stockholders. Any such stockholders notice shall set forth (a) the name and address of the stockholder who intends to make a nomination; (b) a representation that the stockholder is entitled to vote at such meeting and a statement of the number of shares of the corporation that are beneficially owned by the stockholder; (c) a representation that the stockholder intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to nominate the person or persons specified in the notice; (d) as to each person the stockholder proposes to nominate for election or re-election as a Director, the name and address of such person and, if the corporation is then a Public Company, such other information regarding such nominee as would be required in a proxy statement filed pursuant to the proxy rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission had such nominee been nominated by the Board, and a description of any arrangements or understandings, between the stockholder and such nominee and any other persons (including their names), pursuant to which the nomination is to be made; and (e) the consent of each such nominee to serve as a Director if elected. If the facts warrant, the Board, or the chairman of a stockholders meeting at which Directors are to be elected, may determine and declare that a nomination was not made in accordance with the foregoing procedure and, if it is so determined, the defective nomination shall be disregarded. The procedures set forth in this subsection 3.3 for nomination for the election of Directors by stockholders are in addition to, and not in limitation of, any procedures now in effect or hereafter adopted by or at the direction of the Board or any committee thereof.