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Re: [council] NC teleconference announcement, September 15th 1999
Since Dennis's group hasn't been given the time to come up with
proposals, I propose the following:
1. discussion of Javier's proposal be deferred in order that
a report may be produced within 7 days highlighting /all/ proposals
for the election, and to include the contents of the expert advice which
has already been sought.
2. following Amadeu's comments, an election commission be immediately
up to oversee the conduct of the election, and that the Names Council
determine its membership.
If this fails, I will propose the following plan to be subsititued
for Javier's motion.
1.Any person nominated by a member of the GA and supported by at least
nine other members of the DNSO before October 8th, 1999 will be
considered as candidate for ICANN Board membership by the DNSO.
The names of the ten nominators should appear on the ballot paper next
the candidate's name.
2.A public comment e-mail address will be opened immediatly.
All nominations a support for nominations should be sent to this
address. Constituencies of teh DNSO may formally support the candidature
of one or more persons.
The names of any constituencies supporting a candidate should appear
on the ballot paper next to the candidates names.
A public call for nominations in the GA list and other ICANN lists will
be done as soon as the list is set up.
4.The election will take place by secret ballot between october 8th and
october 15th, 1999.
Each member of the Names Council will cast votes by preferential voting.
(i.e. by ordering candidates in order of preference: (1..2..3 etc)
Votes are to be sent to an email address operated by an independent
to be chosen by the Names Council.
Votes will be published on the Names Council list bearing an identifying
only so that that while the person casting the vote may not be
identifiable, he or she can verify that his or her vote was correctly
5. The count will be conducted by an independent third pary using a
recognised method of counting preferential voting elections.
6 After the closing of the voting period, the independent Retuning
Officer will send to the Names Council an ordered list of the Candidates
according to the support they receive.
7. That the Names Council select from this ordered list the names of
three people taking principally into account the support they received
ballot, and additionally the requirements of the ICANN By-Laws for the
time being in force and the need for diversity of representation.
8. That a resolution proposing these three people as the ICANN Board
Members for the DNSO be put to the Names Council. If this resolution
passes and that those in favour comprise more that half of the Names
Council for the time being, those three person be delclared duly
9.In case the nomination process does not yield three valid candidates,
thr Names Council shall co-opt one or more persons who have indicated
willingness to serve as ICANN Board Member to fill any vacancy(-ies)
by the lack of valid candidates.
10.The Names Council will send to the ICANN Board names of its elected
representatives as soon as their names are known, either one at a time