[council] GNSO Vote for ICANN Board seat # 14

Alick Wilson alick.wilson at xendra.co.nz
Wed Mar 16 23:42:45 UTC 2005

Glen and fellow councillors

In most other organisations, when there is only a single candidate, when
nominations close the single candidate is declared elected unopposed and
there is no vote.

Consequentially, I do not understand why a vote is required. What purpose
does it serve when there is only one candidate? What happens if the sole
candidate does not get a majority of the votes?

If the rules are unclear, may I suggest that instead of a vote (or not) for
the sole candidate, the returning officer(s) formally declare the candidate
elected unopposed. If this is not within the power of the returning
officer(s), may I suggest that instead of a vote that council passes a
resolution in due course, to declare the sole candidate elected unopposed.

Comments please.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Sent: Thursday, 17 March 2005 11:59 a.m.
To: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: [council] GNSO Vote for ICANN Board seat # 14

-------- Original Message --------
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:17:36 +0100
From: GNSO.SECRETARIAT at GNSO.ICANN.ORG <gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>

[To council[at]gnso.icann.org]

The voting opens at 00:00 Thursday 17 March 2005 for the ICANN Board seat  #
14. One candidate has been nominated by Tom Keller, a GNSO Council member,
and seconded by Cary Karp and Robin Gross,  GNSO Council 

Voting closes on Thursday 31 March 2005 at 23:59.

Please watch out for your ballot and return it as directed. Each council 
member is assigned a code. Please keep this as you will be required to 
verify the results by matching your code.

If you have any questions please let me know and I will be available at:
gnso.secretariat[at]gnso.icann.org or by phone: +33 4 93 45 21 27 where 
you can leave a voice mail if there is no response.

Thank you.
Kind regards,

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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