[council] Council wide Nominations are closed - Part 2 Each House determines a Candidate

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Thu Oct 15 06:01:04 UTC 2009

Dear Councillors,

Council wide nominations are closed.

There are 3 candidates who have been duly nominated, seconded and submitted candidacy statements:

Olga Cavalli

Stéphane van Gelder

Chuck Gomes

We have now reached the Part 2  where each House determines a Candidate.

This process closes on Wednesday, 21 October at 23:00 UTC and the result should be announced and sent to the council mailing list and <gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org> by Wednesday 21 October 2009 at 23:00 UTC.

Part 2 _Each House determines a Candidate_

After council wide nominations are closed, each house will be allowed to select one candidate for GNSO Council Chair from the pool of nominees.

A candidate for GNSO Council Chair does not need to be a member of the house selecting the candidate. Should the non voting NCA be elected as chair he/she would be a non-voting chair.

Each house must announce their chosen candidate by 21 October 2009 at 23 UTC.

The two houses may, separately, select the same candidate from the nominee pool if they so wish.

The candidates from each of the houses shall have the opportunity of meeting with Council Members at the GNSO Working Group sessions in Seoul on Saturday morning, 24 October 2009.

(Proposed agenda: https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?agenda_24_oct_2009)


For this election, the voting will take place at the public Council meeting in Seoul on Wednesday, 28 October 2009.

Avri Doria, current GNSO Council chair, will serve as non-voting chair of the bicameral Council meeting on 28 October until such time as a new chair is elected, at which time the new chair will assume the chair responsibilities.

If an absentee ballot is required to complete the chair's election, this will be a 24 hour ballot scheduled to end on 29 October. If no chair has been elected by the end of the Annual meeting on 30 October, the vice-chairs will assume the chair responsibilities as defined in the Bylaws and a runoff will be scheduled as determined in the Council Procedures.

The winning candidate needs 60% of the votes of each house.

The Council shall inform the Board and the Community appropriately and post the election results on the GNSO website within 2 business days following the election.

In the event that the GNSO Council has not elected a GNSO Council Chair by the end of the previous Chair's term, the Vice-Chairs will serve as Interim GNSO Co-Chairs until a successful election can be held.

(Note: The Election of Vice chairs is house specific and will be defined elsewhere)

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Kind regards,


Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org

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