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[ga] RE: GA list

  • To: <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>, "'GA'" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] RE: GA list
  • From: "Debbie Garside" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 20:42:52 +0100

Hmmm.... yes it is a bit of a problem.  There doesn't appear to be much
interest in the election of a new Chair so I hope our existing Chair is
happy to serve for another term :-)
Nevertheless, I think we should really abide by the election mechanism as
per our new list rules which clearly state:
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.
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
(EOC) and Secretariat. The watchdogs agree with the Chair the voting
mechanism to be employed and receive full details of the voting mechanism
and oversee all votes. The names of the EOC and Secretariat are to be made

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. 


I will volunteer for the EOC if there are no other takers.  Now you just
need two more.




From: Hugh Dierker [mailto:hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 12 September 2007 19:18
To: debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; GA
Subject: GA list

The super delay in the list and archives to me is making it almost
impossible to keep our discussion straight. This can really impair
functionality of the GA.
We are not using the GNSO secretariat for any function relating to our
business. Hopefully that will change. So yes I guess by default as our only
elected at this point I will act in a position to fulfull that role. But not
really - we just proceed absent any step to do with the Secretariat.
Of course we want someone to come up with a better mousetrap. I just know we
cannot have a lame duck Chair do anything spectacular. So the election for a
new chair is critical.
However with up to three hour delays on the mailing list I do not see
participation flowing.


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