[bc-gnso] BC Councilor Election 2013 - Process & Announcement of Election

Benedetta Rossi bc-secretariat at icann.org
Fri Sep 27 14:47:47 UTC 2013


From: Benedetta Rossi, BC Secretariat
Date:  September 27th, 2013

CC:     Glen De Saint Gery

            Rob Hoggarth
             <mailto:bcvotes at hotmail.com> bcvotes at hotmail.com
Re:     BC GNSO Councilor Election - Process 

Please note that this is the announcement for the BC elections for one of
the two seats the BC holds on GNSO Council.  The election process opens on
Monday, Sep. 30th, 2013. The election will be conducted by the BC
Secretariat, who during elections will fulfill the role of Voting Officer.
For the election process, all communications regarding elections will go to
a separate email -  <mailto:bcvotes at hotmail.com> bcvotes at hotmail.com. Glen
De Saint Gery, ICANN GNSO Secretariat will serve as Returning Officer to
verify the vote count, Rob Hoggarth will serve as Verifying Officer and
validate the Election Process. 


Detailed information regarding the election procedure can be found in the
election procedure document attached. Please note that this document was
drafted by the BC Secretariat, serving as Voting Officer, in accordance with
the BC Charter, and was validated by the Returning Officer.


The attached election procedure covers:

.    time-frames for the three stage process outlined in the BC Charter
.    description of open seat
.    who is eligible to nominate, or accept a nomination
.    how to nominate
.    how to accept a nomination
.    candidate statements
.    when the election will be held
.    outcomes of election announcement 
.    as exception: ties in any election

The BC Charter provides the basis for the election and is referenced in the
relevant sections of the Elections Process, in particular Sections 4.2-4.7,
5, and 8.2.3.  Eligibility for participation in the election process is
referenced in Section 11, regarding payment of Membership fees. Eligibility
to stand for election is referenced in section 4.7 of the Charter. 

Questions about status of payment of dues should be sent to
<mailto:bc-secretariat at icann.org> bc-secretariat at icann.org, but final status
is determined by the BC ExComm who will make final determinations based on
payments received. 

The detailed description of the Elections and Voting process is provided in
the attached document so that all members are fully informed of the
Elections Process and can avail themselves fully of the opportunity to
nominate or stand for office, and vote, if eligible.  

Dates of Nomination and Election: 
The 3+ week for this year's GNSO Councilor election will open on Sep. 30th,
and close on Oct. 30th, 2013.  The phases of the Election process are
detailed in the Election Procedure attached. All communications regarding
the election is conducted by a separate email, password protected, and
available only to the Voting Officer, and to the Verifying Officer at
<mailto:bcvotes at hotmail.com> bcvotes at hotmail.com. 

Elections Process:
Questions regarding the Elections process, as of Monday, Sep. 30th, 2013,
should be sent to  <mailto:bcvotes at hotmail.com> bcvotes at hotmail.com and the
Voting Officer/Returning Officer will be able to respond to questions
regarding the Elections Process.  

Once again, please refer to the attachment for the full details regarding
this election.

Transmitted by the BC Secretariat: Benedetta Rossi to
<mailto:bc-private at icann.org> bc-gnso at icann.org
Copy to: Glen De Saint Gery, GNSO Secretariat, acting as Returning Officer,
Rob Hoggarth, acting as Verifying Officer and to
<mailto:bcvotes at hotmail.com> bcvotes at hotmail.com 



Kind Regards,


Benedetta Rossi

BC Secretariat

bc-secretariat at icann.org





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