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Re: [council] Candidate Statement for position of GNSO Council chair

Thanks for the question Wolf.

The election procedure is the one you describe.

There is a vote with two options: for, or against, the sole candidate.

If, after that vote, candidate has the required majority, candidate wins.

If, after that vote, candidate has the highest number of votes (against 
"not-candidate") but does not have the required majority, there is a 2nd round 
where the voting choice becomes candidate, or abstain.

I know this sounds redundant, but we have to follow the election procedure 
regardless of whether there are two candidates, or one.

So in short: two rounds planned, unless outright win in first round.

Hope this helps,


Le 14 oct. 2011 à 11:53, <KnobenW@xxxxxxxxxx> <KnobenW@xxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :

> There's 1 question regarding the election procedure: are we going to proceed 
> in 1 voting round or potentially in 2?
> According to the draft procedures the council accepted to follow a first 
> ballot should be taken between alternative candidates and a potential 2nd one 
> between the candidate with the highest score and the "non of the above 
> (nota)" option. Since we've just 1 candidate for the Council Chair the 2nd 
> voting round seems to be the 1st - and only - one.
> Is this the common understanding?
> Kind regards
> Wolf-Ulrich
> Von: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im 
> Auftrag von Glen de Saint Géry
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2011 22:10
> An: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Stéphane Van Gelder
> Betreff: [council] Candidate Statement for position of GNSO Council chair
> Dear Councillors,
> Stéphane’s candidate statement is posted at:
> http://gnso.icann.org/elections/index.html
> http://gnso.icann.org/elections/svg-candidacy-statement-13oc11-en.pdf
> May we remind the Council that Voting will take place during the Council 
> meeting in Dakar on Wednesday, 26  October 2011.
> In order for this to happen, the Council meeting will be split in  two parts:
> • Full Open Council meeting with the current Council.
> • Seat the new Councillors. Start new meeting, with one agenda item: the 
> Chair  Election
> • Election will take place by show of hands ;
> Thank you.
> Kind regards,
> Glen
> Glen de Saint Géry
> GNSO Secretariat
> gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> http://gnso.icann.org
> From: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:Stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: jeudi 13 octobre 2011 15:34
> To: Glen de Saint Géry
> Cc: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [council] Please accept/reject nomination to the position of 
> GNSO Council Chair
> Please find attached my candidate statement in acceptance of this nomination.
> Stéphane

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