[council] Reminder: Voting for GNSO Council Chair elections opens Thursday 13 December at 15:00 UTC
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Wed Dec 12 23:23:37 UTC 2007
Reminder: Please watch for your electronic ballots that will be arriving
on Thursday, 13 December 2007 from 15:00 UTC. onwards.
They will be sent from tally at icann.org
Please read the instructions carefully, they are easy to complete, but
if you have any difficulties, please let me know.
The full procedure is listed below.
B. PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR VOTING
The voting period will open on Thursday, 13 December 2007 at 15:00
UTC and run through to Monday, 7 January 2008 at 15:00 UTC.
C. VOTING PROCEDURE
The voting will be by electronic ballot and the candidate receiving the
majority of the votes will be elected as the chair.
There will be a total of 27 votes cast. The winning candidate must
receive at least 14 affirmative votes.
The rules governing the process are located at
http://www.gnso.icann.org/council/names-proceduresv7.shtml , Section 13.
D. GNSO COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE:
All GNSO Council members are eligible to vote, that is, 3
representatives from each constituency, Registrars, gTLD registries,
Commercial and Business Users (CBUC), Non Commercial Users (NCUC),
Intellectual Property (IPC), and Internet Service Providers and
Connectivity Providers (ISPCP) and the 3 Nominating Committee
Liaisons from the ALAC and the GAC do not vote.
Voting will take place by secret e-mail ballot.
1. Ballots will be sent out individually to each GNSO Council members'
2. The ballots will come from tally[at]icann.org, so please check your
3. Ballots should be filled out and returned to the e-mail address
stated in the ballot. They should not be copied to any e-mail list.
4. At the scheduled time, the Secretariat will announce the results of
the vote by sending a message to the <council at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> mailing
list. This announcement will include:
a. The number of votes the candidate received;
b. The names of the GNSO Council members from whom ballots were
c. The confidential code number of each ballot.
Item 4(c) will allow each GNSO Council member to double-check that his
or her ballot was properly understood, but will not allow others to
determine how the member voted.
5. In exceptional cases where a GNSO Council member has no Internet
access during the voting period, a voice vote may be registered with the
GNSO Secretariat personally during the voting period, before the vote is
F. DISCLOSURE OF THE VOTING
The Secretariat will announce the outcome of the voting at the close of
the voting period.
The GNSO Council will confirm the results of the voting at the scheduled
Council meeting on 17 January 2008.
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
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