Local Rule 3018. BALLOTS – VOTING ON CHAPTER 11 PLANS

(a) Filing of ballot summary. The proponent of a chapter 11 plan must:

(1) File a Certification of Acceptance and Rejection of Chapter 11 Plan (ballot summary) no later than one (1) business day before the hearing on plan confirmation. The ballot summary must be signed by the plan proponent and must certify to the court the amount and number of allowed claims of each class accepting or rejecting the plan and the amount of allowed interests of each class accepting or rejecting the plan; and,

(2) Have all of the original ballots available at the hearing for inspection and review by the court and any interested party.

(b) Amended ballot summary. In addition to the above requirements, the court may order an amended ballot summary to be filed, with the original ballots attached.

(c) Duty of plan proponent. The plan proponent must:

(1) Tabulate the ballots of those accepting and rejecting the plan; and,

(2) If the original ballots are not filed with the court by the voting claimant(s), to maintain those original ballots for a period of not less than the time required for the retention of originally signed documents in the electronic filing procedures described in LR 5005.