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[council] Council wide Nominations are closed - Part 2 Each House determines a Candidate

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  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:01:04 -0700
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Dear Councillors,

Council wide nominations are closed.

There are 3 candidates who have been duly nominated, seconded and submitted 
candidacy statements:

Olga Cavalli

Stéphane van Gelder

Chuck Gomes

We have now reached the Part 2  where each House determines a Candidate.

This process closes on Wednesday, 21 October at 23:00 UTC and the result should 
be announced and sent to the council mailing list and 
<gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> by Wednesday 21 October 2009 at 23:00 UTC.

Part 2 _Each House determines a Candidate_

After council wide nominations are closed, each house will be allowed to select 
one candidate for GNSO Council Chair from the pool of nominees.

A candidate for GNSO Council Chair does not need to be a member of the house 
selecting the candidate. Should the non voting NCA be elected as chair he/she 
would be a non-voting chair.

Each house must announce their chosen candidate by 21 October 2009 at 23 UTC.

The two houses may, separately, select the same candidate from the nominee pool 
if they so wish.

The candidates from each of the houses shall have the opportunity of meeting 
with Council Members at the GNSO Working Group sessions in Seoul on Saturday 
morning, 24 October 2009.

(Proposed agenda: 


For this election, the voting will take place at the public Council meeting in 
Seoul on Wednesday, 28 October 2009.

Avri Doria, current GNSO Council chair, will serve as non-voting chair of the 
bicameral Council meeting on 28 October until such time as a new chair is 
elected, at which time the new chair will assume the chair responsibilities.

If an absentee ballot is required to complete the chair's election, this will 
be a 24 hour ballot scheduled to end on 29 October. If no chair has been 
elected by the end of the Annual meeting on 30 October, the vice-chairs will 
assume the chair responsibilities as defined in the Bylaws and a runoff will be 
scheduled as determined in the Council Procedures.

The winning candidate needs 60% of the votes of each house.

The Council shall inform the Board and the Community appropriately and post the 
election results on the GNSO website within 2 business days following the 

In the event that the GNSO Council has not elected a GNSO Council Chair by the 
end of the previous Chair's term, the Vice-Chairs will serve as Interim GNSO 
Co-Chairs until a successful election can be held.

(Note: The Election of Vice chairs is house specific and will be defined 

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Kind regards,


Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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