Section 971 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to permit the SEC to adopt rules that will allow shareholders access to a public company's proxy solicitation materials for purposes of nominating their own directors. That is, certain shareholders would gain the ability to place their director nominees alongside the board's slate of director nominees in the company's proxy card and proxy statement (proxy access). In response, the SEC promptly issued Rule 14a-11. A key aspect of Rule 14a-11 was that it required proxy access at all publicly traded companies. A key aspect of Rule 14a-11 was that it required proxy access at all publicly traded companies. This article expects that proxy access will be harmful, leading to increased error in director nominations as decision-making is moved from the board of directors to shareholders who will make their nominations based on significantly less information.