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RE: [ga] Election dates

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  • Subject: RE: [ga] Election dates
  • From: "Debbie Garside" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 09:26:57 +0100

Hi Ted
I think you are quoting from Draft 5 of the GA List Rules - these have since
been updated to http://www.geolang.com/draftGAListRules6.htm 
The GA Secretariat refers to someone we (the GA) appoint as secretariat for
the duration of the elections (longer if we wish) as the GNSO have
stipulated that they cannot provide this function (unless I have
Therefore we need to establish an Election Oversight Committee (EOC) of at
least 3 people (who do not intend to stand for election) with one being
nominated as Secretariat prior to the call for nominations.  It is the EOC
in conjunction with the Chair that decide the voting mechanism.
Feel free to correct me if I have misunderstood the process.
Best regards
PS Having re-read the latest List Rules I can see that there needs to be a
little bit added with regard to EOC representatives not intending to stand
for election.  I will update this asap unless instructed otherwise.


From: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Prophet Partners Inc.
Sent: 12 September 2007 05:14
To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [ga] Election dates

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
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.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Hugh  <mailto:hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx> Dierker 
To: ga <mailto:ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
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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