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

Stéphane Van Gelder stephane.vangelder at indom.com
Wed Nov 26 22:20:35 UTC 2008


As we now have a third nominee, can we assume that there will be an election
after all?


Stéphane Van Gelder

Le 26/11/08 16:34, « Gomes, Chuck » <cgomes at verisign.com> a écrit :

> 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 needed.
> 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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