[council] Election of GNSO Representatives to the Geo-Region Community Wide WG

Mike Rodenbaugh icann at rodenbaugh.com
Wed Nov 26 20:52:50 UTC 2008

I nominate Zahid Jamil, and he has agreed to the role if elected.  He has
great experience and background that would benefit this WG.



Mike R.



From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Gomes, Chuck
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 7:35 AM
To: Council GNSO
Subject: [council] Election of GNSO Representatives to the Geo-Region
Community Wide WG
Importance: High


Regarding Council election of two GNSO representatives to the Community-Wide
WG on Geographical Regions, please note that the nomination period ends this
coming Friday, 28 November.  So far we have two nominations: Olga Cavalli
and Eric Brunner-Williams.  Please send any additional nominations by
Friday, including self-nominations.  The plan is to initiate the voting
process as soon as the nomination period ends.

In that regard, if there are only two nominees, does anyone object to simply
approving the two nominees as our representatives without a formal vote
after their personal statements are distributed?  If anyone objects, we will
have a formal, online vote. Please communicate any objection NLT this coming
Friday, 28 November.  Otherwise, we will assume that a formal vote is not

To prepare for the possibility of a formal, online election, if it is
needed, here are the procedures I propose:

1. The list of nominated candidates will be provided with the statements
provided from the candidates.

2. The ballot will list all the candidates names plus a choice of 'None of
the Above'.

3. Councilors may vote no more than once each for up to two candidates or
for None of the Above.

4. Weighted voting will apply.

5. The election period will end on Thursday, 4 December, thereby allowing us
to communicate our representatives to the Board one week prior to their
meeting on 11 December.

Note that the above allows Councilors to vote for two candidates, for one
candidate or no candidates. If only one candidate is selected by a
Councilor, that selection will only count as one vote (weighted if
applicable) for that candidate; it would not be allowed to apply two votes
to one candidate.

If anyone objects to this procedure or wants to suggest a modification,
please communicate that NLT this coming Friday, 28 November.

In either of the above scenarios, we will confirm the election of the
representatives in our 18 December meeting so that it is on the record.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Chuck Gomes

Note: Avri, Glen and I developed the above via lots of emails and I agreed
to take the lead because Avri is traveling.

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