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[ga] Elections for Chair/ Nominations now Open

  • To: GA <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] Elections for Chair/ Nominations now Open
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 21:28:49 -0700 (PDT)

Note the following is in the process of being modified in accordance with the 
wishes of the GNSO and do not contain any action taken by outside persons like 
GNSO chair and Secretariat.
  The Chair shall be elected for a term of one year and may be re-elected for a 
further one year term but must not serve more than 3 terms in succession. 
  An election is usually held near the end of the term of office for the chair 
of the General Assembly. The exact time is decided by the outgoing Chair and 
the Chair of the GNSO.
  The election process starts when the GA Secretariat announces that 
nominations are open. 
  All nominations and endorsements are made public. 
  Nominees for the Chair are sent to an email address provided by the 
  The nomination period shall be at least one week. 
  After the close of the nomination period, endorsements for the candidates are 
sent to an email address provided by the Secretariat. 
  The endorsement period shall be at least one week. 
  Before the end of the endorsement period, candidates that wish to be 
considered for the post must have sent in an acceptance of the nomination. 
  All candidates who have accepted the nomination, and have at least two 
endorsements from subscribers to the GA mailing list are considered candidates. 
  Note: Candidates are allowed to endorse themselves. Members can endorse 
multiple candidates. 
  Before the start of the election, the (outgoing) Chair selects at least 3 
people who are not candidates to act as an election oversight committee. The 
watchdogs agree with the Chair and the GNSO Chair the voting mechanism to be 
employed and receive full details of the voting mechanism and oversee all 
votes. The names of the election committee are to be public.
  Voting is secret; only the secretariat and the committee will be allowed to 
see the votes.
  Each subscriber to the General Assembly mailing list receives one vote. 
  Subscribers must have been members with at least 5 postings to the list, at 
least 90 days prior to the call for an election. The election period shall be 
at least 14 days.

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