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RE: [council] Nomination / Voting procedures - DNSO ICANNBoard member
Nigel, thanks for reminding us to look at the bylaws. I have cut and
pasted the relevent sections below. As you will note "...no more than
one-half (1/2) of the total number of Directors, in the aggregate,
serving at any given time pursuant to selection by the Supporting
Organizations shall be citizens of countries located in any one
Geographic Region." Therefore, Dennis' group will need to devise a
method which produces such a result.
ARTICLE VI,Section 2
(a) Each Supporting Organization shall select Directors to those seats
on the Board designated, pursuant to Section 4 of Article V, to be
filled by that Supporting Organization. The selection of Directors by
each Supporting Organization shall comply with all applicable geographic
diversity provisions of these Bylaws.
ARTICLE V, Section 6 (which deals with geographical diversity)
In order to ensure broad international representation on the Board: (1)
at least one citizen of a country located in each of the geographic
regions listed in this Section 6 shall serve on the Board (other than
the Initial Board) at all times; (2) no more than one-half (1/2) of the
total number of At Large Directors serving at any given time shall be
citizens of countries located in any one Geographic Region, and (3) no
more than one-half (1/2) of the total number of Directors, in the
aggregate, serving at any given time pursuant to selection by the
Supporting Organizations shall be citizens of countries located in any
one Geographic Region. As used herein, each of the following shall be a
"Geographic Region": Europe; Asia/Australia/Pacific; Latin
America/Caribbean Islands; Africa; North America. The specific countries
included in each Geographic Region shall be determined by the Board, and
this Section shall be reviewed by the Board from time to time (but at
least every three years) to determine whether any change is appropriate,
taking account of the evolution of the Internet.
From: Nigel Roberts [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 1999 2:08 AM
Subject: Re: [council] Nomination / Voting procedures - DNSO ICANNBoard
Well, since Dennis has a task force set up to examine this, I would
input is sent to that task force and that a report is done, circulated
14 days in advance of the LA meeting and a decision taken on its
But while we are on the subject, the ICANN bylaws require the following:
1. 3 candidates to be elected
2. the electorate is the members of the Names Counci
3 each successful candidate have
"over 50% of the affirmative votes of the NC members".
I personally also favour something like Javier's plan.
There are well researched voting systems around the world which fulfil
all the above criteria, i.e. whereby each successful candidate has
of affirmative votes" (direct quote from ICANN bylaws) and
preferential voting, as Javier is suggesting in his email.
Now I would suggest that, to avoid any criticism that we are again
doing the work of properly appointed sub-groups, I might
suggest that if you agree (or disagree) with Javier's points you send
your input direct to Dennis as the co-ordinator of the Board Elections
task force (which I also volunteered to be a member of).
> >The next question is who can vote, and how many votes can they have -
> >FICPI is only one member out of 12 in the IPC, but FICPI has over
> >individual members. Similarly, if all the individual members of the
> >IPC organizations are taken into account, then there are well over
> >members in the IPC. Maybe, we can have a system of voting by
> >whereby each constituency has 1 vote (i.e. 1 vote which it could
> >each of the 3 candidates that it supports). In one model that the
> >used, there were a number of points allocated to the three votes to
> >determine the order of preference (1st place - 5 points; 2nd place -
> >points; 3rd place - 1 point).
> We could simplify this to having each member of the NC vote for 3
> candidates. Candidates with the largest amount of votes win, except if
> there is somebody from their region that has more votes.
> Each constituency would decide if it is up to their representatives to
> or if they want to mandate a given vote. (whatever each constituency
> decides is not part of the voting procedure).