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[council] Motion for absentee voting

  • To: "'GNSO Council'" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] Motion for absentee voting
  • From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:02:12 +0100
  • List-id: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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A second please for this motion.

Council members are from time to time disenfranchised from voting by the 
current ICANN
Council requests the Board to adopt the following change to the bylaws drafted 
by the ICANN
general council's office to permit absentee voting in certain specific 

Add to:ICANN Bylaws ARTICLE X: Section 3. 8

c. Absentee voting.  Members that are absent from a meeting at the time of a 
vote on whether
to initiate a PDP, forward a policy recommendation to the Board, or fill a 
position open for
election may vote by absentee ballot.  The GNSO Secretariat will provide 
reasonable means
for transmitting and authenticating absentee ballots, which could include 
voting by
telephone, e-mail, or web-based interface. Absentee ballots must be submitted 
within 72
hours after the start of the meeting in which a vote is initiated, except that 
exceptional circumstances announced at the time of the vote the Chair may 
reduce this time
to 24 hours or extend the time to 7 days.

Philip Sheppard

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