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

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Wed Nov 26 22:55:16 UTC 2008

Yes.  We will have an election starting Friday after the nomination period closes.


	From: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:stephane.vangelder at indom.com] 
	Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:21 PM
	To: Gomes, Chuck; Council GNSO
	Subject: Re: [council] Election of GNSO Representatives to the Geo-Region Community Wide WG
	Importance: High
	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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