[council] Proposed schedule for CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for GNSO Council Vice Chair
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- Subject: [council] Proposed schedule for CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for GNSO Council Vice Chair
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- Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 10:44:15 +0200
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Dear Council Members,
Please consider this proposed schedule for electing a vice chair. It is
identical to the process used for electing the GNSO Council Chair.
Please discuss any alternative proposals on the Council list.
A formal nomination period, for the election of GNSO Council vice chair
for the period running concurrently with GNSO Council chair until 31
January 2008 is now open for two weeks from Wednesday 13 June 2007 at
12:00 UTC to Wednesday 27 June 2007 at 12:00 UTC.
All nominations should be seconded and only GNSO Council members are
eligible to make nominations and second nominations.
Please send all nominations and seconds to:
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 Wednesday 4 July at
15:00 UTC and closing on Wednesday 18 July at 15:00 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.shtml , 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.
Voting will take place by secret e-mail ballot.
1. Ballots will be sent out individually to each GNSO Council members'
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
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
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 scheduled
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN