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RE: [council] Motion for absentee voting

  • To: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>, "GNSO Council" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [council] Motion for absentee voting
  • From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:52:54 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: [council] Motion for absentee voting

I am confused.  What happened to our e-voting proposal?  Liz had
provided proposed Bylaws language changes to the Council for that on
February 14th. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Philip Sheppard
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 6:02 AM
To: 'GNSO Council'
Subject: [council] Motion for absentee voting

A second please for this motion.

Council members are from time to time disenfranchised from voting by the
current ICANN by-laws, 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 circumstances.

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 in 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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