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[council] Nomination / Voting procedures - DNSO ICANN Board member
I have some thoughts regarding the nomination and voting procedures that
could be applied in selecting the ICANN Board members to represent the
DNSO, and I would be interested in getting your thoughts.
A simple way to do it is that anyone in the DNSO who wishes to run, may
either nominate themselves, or be nominated (in which case the nomination
should be accompanied by the signature of the nominee accepting the
nomination) - along with the support of 10 others. It is not clear whether
the nominees may be from the same region or not, but if there is a
geographical diversity requirement, perhaps those from the same region can
be run off against eachother.
The next question is who can vote, and how many votes can they have - ie:
FICPI is only one member out of 12 in the IPC, but FICPI has over 4,500
individual members. Similarly, if all the individual members of the other
IPC organizations are taken into account, then there are well over 40,000
members in the IPC. Maybe, we can have a system of voting by constituency,
whereby each constituency has 1 vote (i.e. 1 vote which it could cast for
each of the 3 candidates that it supports). In one model that the IPC
used, there were a number of points allocated to the three votes to
determine the order of preference (1st place - 5 points; 2nd place - 3
points; 3rd place - 1 point).
This format would require each constituency to decide which 3 candidates it
supports and in what order. If there are runoffs in different regions,
this process may have to happen a few times.
Having done this with the IPC, I know it is simple and leads to the most
desirable person(s) being elected.
I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions.
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