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RE: [council] GNSO Council Chair proposed election schedules

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  • Subject: RE: [council] GNSO Council Chair proposed election schedules
  • From: Alistair DIXON <Alistair.Dixon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:42:07 +1200
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  • Thread-topic: [council] GNSO Council Chair proposed election schedules

I would agree with others that B is best. 

Alistair Dixon

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Sent: Saturday, 14 April 2007 03:06
To: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [council] GNSO Council Chair proposed election schedules

[To: council[at]gnso.icann.org]

Dear Councillors,

The process followed in the past for the election of the GNSO Council
Chair has been a call for nominations open for a period of two weeks.

All nominations should be seconded by the end of this period, and only
GNSO Council members are eligible to make nominations and second them.

The voting period is usually open for 14 days.
Voting will take place by secret e-mail ballot. Ballots will be sent out
individually to each GNSO Council members' e-mail address. The same
procedure that has taken place for the ICANN Board seat #13 elections.

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.

When the e-mail vote is closed, the results will be announced for each
council member to check that her/his vote was correctly registered and
the results of the e-mail vote will be confirmed at a GNSO Council meeting.

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.

There are two options for a proposed election schedule.
(Option A is the quickest but gives only 1 working day for pre-election
discussion before nominations are due. Option B allows for  9 working
days discussion which may be better).

A. Call for nominations: Tuesday 17 April to Tuesday 1 May 2007
    Voting period: Monday 7 May to Monday 21 May 2007.
    Announce the results 22 May 2007
Confirm the vote at the scheduled GNSO Council meeting on 24 May 2007

B. Call for nominations: Friday 27 April to Friday 11 May 2007
    Voting period: Wednesday 16 to Wednesday 30 May
    Announce the results 31 May 2007
Confirm results at scheduled GNSO Council meeting on 7 June 2007.

Please let me have your comments.

Thank you.
kind regards,


Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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