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

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Mon Jul 29 21:52:54 UTC 2013

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
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org<mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>

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