To answer the initial question on being late, I'ts my opinion that late is late. You can usually submit all the paperwork well before 90 days if there is no "special requirements". Even the fee is refundable. So my opinion is that if it's late vote no.
Now if there are exceptional circumstances such as Jerry Jones can't commit to a date for sure until 75 days before, I'd still submit the paperwork with a couple of dates and say here's my paperwork so you know it's going to happen and as soon as I get the date I'll forward it. I understand that until there's a date it can't be sanctioned or advertised. Now that's communication and would solve the problem. From listening to the BOD last night I think everybody would be good with this. Of course that's just my opinion. The BOD wants to work with people but people need to work with the BOD as well. And that means using email and communicating to all BOD members not to a select few.
Retired competition cook. BBQ mentor.