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Re: [council] Election No. 3 - Explanation and Proposed Action.
I agree with the course of action proposed, and recommendation.
I also agree with Raul that we should agree to this on Mondays
teleconference, as it is an important decision.
Colleagues, I believe we have carried out our duties faithfully so
far, and we have one more round to go. Lets stick together and
get the job done.
Dennis Jennings wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> First - my apologies for the delay in getting back to you after the
> suspended election yesterday. I have only just now got back my access to
> my e-mail.
> Elisabeth has already explained to you what happened. In simple terms an
> error was made in counting the first round of Election No. 3 (ballot 8),
> but this was not discovered until the third round (ballot 10) was in
> I have examined the record carefully, and taken advice from Andrew
> McLaughlin, and I am satisfied that the voter's intent was clear, that the
> voter's intended vote was miscounted (due to a subsequent vote, made in
> error), and that the miscount was not entirely the fault of the voter.
> Since the miscounted vote would have materially altered the outcome of the
> ballot, had it been properly counted, I very strongly recommend to the
> Names Council that the proper course of action is to repeat the voting
> round in which the error occurred.
> In other words, I very strongly recommend that we restart the Election No.
> 3 at the beginning with round 1. (The ballot number will be 11). In my
> view any other course of action will expose the Names Council to endless
> charges of fraud, misconduct, etc., etc.
> As the Names Council's current temporary acting teleconference chairman, I
> believe that it is my responsibility to make a decision in this sort of
> situation, and I therefore call the restart of the third election.
> I propose that the first round of voting will start at 15:00 CET on Monday.
> In order not to have any repeat of the problems we experienced, I propose
> that each round of voting take 1 hour - voting to be completed within 35
> minutes and e-mailed to Elisabeth, the votes acknowledged by Elisabeth by
> e-mail and checked by each Names Council member individually within 55
> minutes, and results to be available and the next vote to start after 60
> minutes. Round 1 will start at 15:00 CET, Round 2 will start at 16:00 CET,
> and Round 3 will start at 17:00 CET. If additional rounds are required,
> they will continue on Tuesday.
> I apologise sincerely that Names Council members were left uninformed
> yesterday - I tried to respond to every message I received as quickly as I
> could. I had to leave yesterday evening to an important social engagement,
> and since then I have been out of e-mail contact until now.
> Talk to you on Monday at 15:00 CET.