This excerpt taken from the HPQ DEF 14A filed Feb 11, 2005.
The policy of the Nominating and Governance Committee is to consider properly submitted stockholder nominations for candidates for membership on the Board to be included in HP's proxy statement as described below under "Identifying and Evaluating Nominees for Directors." In evaluating such nominations, the Nominating and Governance Committee seeks to achieve a balance of knowledge, experience and capability on the Board and to address the membership criteria set forth under "Director Qualifications." Any stockholder nominations proposed for consideration by the Nominating and Governance Committee should include the nominee's name and qualifications for Board membership and should be addressed to:
In addition, the bylaws of HP permit stockholders to nominate directors for consideration at an annual stockholder meeting and to solicit proxies in favor of such nominees. For a description of the process for nominating directors in accordance with HP's bylaws, see "Questions and Answers about the Proxy Materials and the Annual MeetingWhat is the deadline to propose actions for consideration at next year's annual meeting of stockholders or to nominate individuals to serve as directors?" on page 7.