Election Procedures for GNSO Council Chair 2006 - 2007

Last Updated: 02 April 2018
Date: 
27 November 2006
 
[To: council[at]gnso.icann.org]

 

Dear Council Members,

 

A. NOMINATIONS

 

A formal nomination period, for the election of GNSO Council chair for
the period 3 December 2006 until the end of the ICANN Annual General
Meeting in 2007, is now open for two weeks from Monday 27 November to
Monday 11 December 2006 ending at 11:59 UTC.

 

All nominations should be seconded and only GNSO Council members are
eligible to make nominations.

 

Please send all nominations and seconds to:
gnso.secretariat[at]gnso.icann.org

 

Nominations and seconds will be acknowledged and posted to the council list.

 

B. PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR THE  VOTING

 

The voting period will be open for 14 days, starting midnight UTC
Tuesday 19 December, and ending midnight, Tuesday 2 January 2007 UTC.

 

C. VOTING PROCEDURE

 

The voting will be by electronic ballot and the candidate receiving the
majority of the votes will be elected as the chair.

 

There will be a total of 27 votes cast and a majority is 14 or more.
In case of a tie, there will be a second round of voting.

 

The rules governing the process are located at
http://www.gnso.icann.org/council/names-proceduresv7.html , Section 13.

 

D. GNSO COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE:

 

All GNSO Council members are eligible to vote, that is, 3
representatives from each constituency, Registrars, gTLD registries,
Commercial and Business Users (CBUC), Non Commercial Users (NCUC),
Intellectual Property (IPC), and Internet Service Providers and
Connectivity Providers (ISPCP) and the 3 Nominating Committee
appointees. Liaisons from the ALAC and the GAC do not vote.

 

E. VOTING

 

Voting will take place by secret e-mail ballot.

 

1. Ballots will be sent out individually to each GNSO Council members'
e-mail address.

 

2. Ballots should be filled out and returned to the e-mail address
stated in the ballot. They should not be copied to any e-mail list.

 

3. At the scheduled time, the Secretariat will announce the results of
the vote by sending a message to the <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> mailing
list. This announcements will include:

 

a. The number of votes received by each candidate;
b. The names of the GNSO Council members from whom ballots were
received; and
c. The confidential code number of each ballot and the candidate for
whom it was voted.

 

Item 3(c) will allow each GNSO Council member to double-check that his
or her ballot was properly understood, but will not allow others to
determine how the member voted.

 

4. In exceptional cases where a GNSO Council member has no Internet
access during the voting period, a voice vote may be registered with the
GNSO Secretariat personally during the voting period, before the vote is
closed.

 

F. DISCLOSURE OF THE VOTING

 

The Secretariat will announce the outcome of the voting at the close of
the voting period.

 

The GNSO Council will confirm the results of the voting at a Council
meeting.

 

Thank you
Kind regards,
Glen

 

--
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
gnso.secretariat[at]gnso.icann.org
http://gnso.icann.org