This excerpt taken from the EQR DEF 14A filed Apr 16, 2009.
To be considered for inclusion in next years proxy statement, shareholder proposals must be received at our principal executive offices no earlier than the close of business on November 17, 2009 and no later than the close of business on December 17, 2009. Proposals should be mailed to Equity Residential, Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 400, Chicago, Illinois 60606, Attn: Secretary. Such proposals must also include the same information concerning proposals for shareholder nominees as required under Article II, Section 13 of the Bylaws of the Company. See Shareholder Nominees below.