[council] Officer election procedures
wolf-ulrich.knoben at t-online.de
Wed Oct 21 08:50:08 UTC 2015
GNSO Operating Rules and ProceduresAll,
I understand ballot being a process of voting, in writing and typically in secret, and would prefer to do it secretly. The reason is that I personally would feel more “unconditioned”.
I’m open to disclose my vote after the election.
Anyway, we could discuss this prior to the election.
Looking forward to see you all there
From: Marika Konings
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 9:25 AM
To: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: [council] Officer election procedures
As discussed yesterday, please find below and attached section 2.2 of the GNSO Operating Procedures concerning Officer Elections: Chair and Vice-Chairs.
>From the GNSO Operating Procedures (see GNSO Operating Procedures v3.0)
2.2 Officer Elections: Chair and Vice-Chairs
The GNSO Council shall select the GNSO Chair and two Vice-Chairs as follows:
a. The GNSO Chair shall be elected by a 60 percent vote of each house.
b. Each house will be allowed to nominate one candidate for GNSO Council Chair. Each house is responsible for determining how to nominate its candidate. A candidate for GNSO Council Chair does not need to be a member of a house, but must be a member of the GNSO Council. Should a Chair be elected from outside of the houses that Chair will be a non-voting Chair.
i. All ballots will include the “none of the above” option. In the event that a 60 percent vote of each house selects the “none of the above” option, each house will commence a new nomination period of not longer than 15 days. An election for the new nominees will be scheduled for no sooner than 30 days after the unsuccessful vote.
ii. In the case of a tie for the most votes between the two candidates, or between a candidate and “none of above,” a second election will be held no sooner than 30 days. The candidates shall remain the same for this second election. In the case this second election also results in a tie, each house will commence a new nomination period of not longer than 15 days. An election for the new nominees will be rescheduled for no sooner than 30 days after the unsuccessful vote.
iii. The leading candidate will be defined as the one with the highest score. The score is calculated by adding together the voting percentages attained from each house. The highest percentage attainable in each house is 100. Thus, the maximum score a candidate can achieve is 200 as a result of attaining 100 percent of the votes from the contracted party house and 100 percent from the non-contracted party house (100 percent + 100 percent = score of 200). In case neither candidate reaches the 60 percent of each house threshold, a second ballot will be held between the leading candidate and “none of the above.”
iv. In case neither candidate reaches the 60 percent of each house threshold and the candidates do not tie, a second runoff ballot will be held between the leading candidate and “none of the above.”
v. If the single candidate does not reach the 60 percent of each house threshold in the runoff ballot, then each house will commence a new nomination period of not longer than 15 days. An election for the new nominees will be rescheduled for no sooner than 30 days after the unsuccessful runoff ballot.
c. Each house shall select a Council Vice-Chair from within its respective house.
d. A Chair may not be a member of the same Stakeholder Group of either of the Vice-Chairs.
e. The Chair and Vice-Chairs shall retain their votes (if any) in their respective houses (if any).
f. 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.
g. The Council shall inform the Board and the Community appropriately and post the election results on the GNSO website within 2 business days following each election and runoff ballot, whether successful or unsuccessful.
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