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Re: [ga] Election dates

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  • Subject: Re: [ga] Election dates
  • From: "Prophet Partners Inc." <Domains@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 00:14:02 -0400

Hi Eric,

According to your post yesterday:

1. Glen needs to announce that nominations are open and provide an email 
address for nominations/endorsements.
2. You need to select candidates for an election oversight committee.
3. The voting mechanism needs to be established.

AFAIK, none of this has been done yet. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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.

Prophet Partners Inc.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Hugh Dierker 
  To: ga 
  Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 10:26 PM
  Subject: [ga] Election dates

  We will need dates to cut off the nomination period and the endorsement 

  I will pick the 13th and the 20th. But of course this will not make any 
difference if there are no nominations.

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