Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 21 19:51:11 UTC 2006

This response is not directed at technical staff. However, this situation with voting is a little strange. Three people did not receive ballots, although technical staff validate the sending of ballots and receipt but not in the mailbox of the intended recipient. 

I ask that the election "team" work out a way to allow all councilors to vote. 
We have documented complaints about the flow and receipt of ballots. 

This needs to be addressed by the General counsel, and adm staff responsible for managing the election, and a process addressed for councilors who did not receive the ballots but stated their intention to vote. 

Let's not have a contested election over technical failures. 

I voted in the first round and have a "sent" message in my email outbox. Yet when I asked for verification of receipt, my vote was not received. 

The second round seems to have worked for me. 

Marilyn Cade

-----Original Message-----
From: "'kent crispin'" <kent at icann.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:57:00 
To:council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: Re: [council] SECOND ROUND BALLOT

On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:58:18AM -0500, Kiyoshi I. Tsuru wrote:
> I haven't received my ballot either.

Hi Kiyoshi

Your ballot was definitely sent to you, and, according to my logs,
successfully received by your mail server.  Unfortunately, the election is
now closed, and there is nothing further that can be done about it.  Had I 
known about your problem earlier it would have been very easy to send you 
another copy, but unfortunately, I didn't hear anything about a missing 
ballot until now.

Your ballot was sent out at approximately 10 am PDT on June 15; here are the
log entries of the ballot being sent, and received by your mail server:

Jun 15 10:01:27 greenriver sendmail[28416]: k5FH1Rlt028416: 
    from=<tally at icann.org>, size=3438, class=0, nrcpts=1, 
    msgid=<200606151701.k5FH1RbC028415 at greenriver.icann.org>, proto=ESMTP, 
    daemon=MTA, relay=greenriver []

Jun 15 10:01:28 greenriver sendmail[28418]: k5FH1Rlt028416: 
    to=<ktsuru at bgmt.com.mx>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp, 
    pri=33438, relay=mail.bgmt.com.mx. [], dsn=2.0.0, 
    stat=Sent (ok 1150390885 qp 5155)

Once at your mail server, of course, I can't track it further.

The logs record 201 messages that have been successfully delivered to
ktsuru at bgmt.com.mx over the past month or so.  On two occasions, the messages
were delayed a couple of hours; neither of these occasions was in the time
frame of this election. 

Best Regards
Kent Crispin

kent at icann.org    p: +1 310 823 9358  f: +1 310 823 8649

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