[council] Requirements for GNSO Council meeting Thursday, 1 August at 15:00UTC

Jonathan Robinson jrobinson at afilias.info
Thu Aug 1 12:40:57 UTC 2013



Whilst we have received a number of proxies, please do attend if at all
possible.  It will be inconvenient to say the least if we do not have a


I will commit to running the meeting efficiently so that you are all able to
get on with your other work as soon as possible.







From: Glen de Saint Géry [mailto:Glen at icann.org] 
Sent: 29 July 2013 22:53
To: GNSO Council List
Subject: [council] Requirements for GNSO Council meeting Thursday, 1 August
at 15:00UTC


Dear Councillors, 

As a reminder for Thursday's Council meeting, 'In order for the GNSO Council
to initiate a vote, a quorum must be present. 

A quorum is a majority of voting members in each House, which must include
at least one member of each Stakeholder Group'. Also note that, 'An absent
Council member does not count toward quorum even if a proxy has been
established. A Temporary Alternate (see Section 4.7-Temporary Alternate
below) if present, would count toward quorum'. 

Furthermore, as it concerns a vote to approve a PDP recommendation, absentee
voting is allowed (but absentee voting does not affect quorum requirements).
As noted in the operating procedures, 'Absentee ballots, when permitted,
must be submitted within the announced time limit, which shall be 72 hours
from the meeting’s adjournment. In exceptional circumstances, announced at
the time of the vote, the Chair may reduce this time to 12 hours or extend
the time to 7 calendar days, provided such amendment is verbally confirmed
by all Vice-Chairs present'. 

As it concerns a PDP vote, to approve a PDP Recommendation with a GNSO
Supermajority it requires an affirmative vote of a GNSO Supermajority (A
"GNSO Supermajority" shall mean: (a) two-thirds (2/3) of the Council members
of each House, or (b) three-fourths (3/4) of one House and a majority of the
other House."). 

 Please make the necessary arrangements if you are not able to be present on
Thursday. The link to the form to be completed by a SG/C officer can be
found here:


Thank you very much.
Kind regards,

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
 <mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org> gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
 <http://gnso.icann.org/> http://gnso.icann.org


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