RE: [registrars] Motion to change Voting Ballots
- To: "'Elana Broitman'" <ebroitman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <registrars@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [registrars] Motion to change Voting Ballots
- From: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 13:32:45 -0500
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- In-reply-to: <BCAAA5D64C837641A9EBB93E2A50894802A6C9B3@ex2k01.corp.register.com>
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I would like to propose an amendment to this motion, but need a few
questions answered first.
> .wish for anonymous voting in order
> to protect Constituency members.
We are only talking about whether other RC members will be able to see
who voted and how, correct?
> .post only the collective results rather
> than individual votes...
The term "post" here refers only to the results as posted in boardrooms,
> On the list there was a question about
> whether or not abstentions may be viewed
> under one of the first 3 proposals. We will
> determine that fact prior to the vote.
What do you mean by this? How will that be determined and still leave
time for discussion, amendment etc.?
[mailto:owner-registrars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Elana Broitman
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 11:50 AM
Subject: [registrars] Motion to change Voting Ballots
A number of registrars had expressed a wish for anonymous
voting in order to protect Constituency members and potentially foster
voter participation. The current voting process posts each Constituency
member's vote as soon as such member votes. Please note that only
members (who have passwords to the boardrooms site) may view voting
At the Montreal meeting, we discussed several options for changing this
including a change to post only the collective results rather than
On the list there was a question about whether or not abstentions may be
under one of the first 3 proposals. We will determine that fact prior
to the vote.
Consequently, there is a motion for moving to one of the following
1. Post only the collective voting results, not individual results, and
at the conclusion of the voting period.
2. Post only the collective voting results, not individual results,
the entire voting period.
3. Post individual voting results, but only at the conclusion of the
4. Continue to post individual voting results, during the entire voting
Pursuant to the Constituency Rules of Procedure, this motion needs to
endorsements, and will be put to a vote under the current voting
after a 14-day discussion period. Friendly amendments will be accepted
such changes made to the ballot. Unfriendly amendments will receive a
In addition to making this change, there was discussion at the Montreal
meeting about whether or not the Executive Committee should continue to
manage the voting process. Apparently, the only way that it is possible
conduct votes through the boardrooms.org site is for the manager of the
process (Ex.Com.) to have access to individual votes. While we do not
to use such access, the Constituency may wish to delegate this task to a
party that is not a member of the Constituency. However, as that would
delegation of all boardrooms.org management functions, including
membership rolls, passwords, etc., it may be a broader change than
anticipated, require hiring of a secretary, and/or switching to an
online service. We plan to investigate the options and bring them to
Constituency for consideration in short order. In the meantime,
important votes coming up for the Constituency, we did not want to hold
the consideration of a change in vote posting.