[bc-gnso] BC GNSO Councilor & Small Business Seat on Nominating Committee Elections: Nominations close on Friday, Oct. 18th

Stephane Van Gelder Consulting svg at stephanevangelder.com
Wed Oct 16 20:39:48 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,

I would like te reiterate that I find it very odd that as a group, we
prefer to have private nominations.

If I am willing to support someone, I have no qualms about making that
support public. Moreover, I find it troublesome that as a BC member, I do
not know *until the nomination deadline has passed* whether someone has
been nominated for a position or not.

I am left with having to try to read into a reminder message such as this
one whether it is being sent two days before the deadline because there
have been no nominations, or because it's just two days before the deadline.

And if I did know what nominations had been made, especially if none had
been made, I might be spurred on to reach out to other potential candidates
and try to get them on board. But with the current private nomination
system, I just don't know.

Is there a historical reason for having private nominations? Do others
feel, like I do, that it's time to put an end to the secrecy and to run
fully transparent election processes?


Stéphane Van Gelder
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On 16 October 2013 18:47, Benedetta Rossi <bc-secretariat at icann.org> wrote:

> ** **
> *From: BC Secretariat*
> *Date:  October 16th, 2013*
> *CC:     Glen De Saint Gery, Returning Officer ,Robert Hoggarth,
> Verifying Officer*, *bcvotes at hotmail.com*
> *Re:     BC GNSO Councilor & Small Business NomCom Seat Elections:
> Reminder – Nominations Close on Friday, Oct.18th*
> Please note that this is the announcement for the BC elections for one of
> the two BC GNSO Councilor seats and the Small Business Seat on the
> Nominating Committee . *Please note that the nomination period will close
> on Friday, October 18th*. If you would like to submit a nomination,
> please follow the procedure outlined in the election procedure attached,
> and submit your nomination to the bcvotes at hotmail.com email address prior
> to Friday COB.  ****
> Candidate statements should also be sent to the bcvotes at hotmail.com no
> later than Sunday, Oct. 20th. ****
> *Once again, please refer to the attachment for the full details
> regarding this election.*
> Transmitted by the BC Secretariat:  Benedetta Rossi, serving as Voting
> Officer****
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> Kind Regards,****
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> Benedetta Rossi****
> BC Secretariat****
> bc-secretariat at icann.org****
> https://community.icann.org/display/gnsobc/Home****
> www.bizconst.org****
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