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Re: [council] Post-election steps
OK, we as we have now completed the elections, with some unforeseen
circumstances, we had a couple questions that perhaps you could
offer your opinion on: (myself, Caroline, Theresa and Elisabeth were
the only ones remaining on the teleconference and none of us had
1. Is there any specific deadline for release of the election data to
the public? I don't think we have committed to one, but obviously
we want to do so as soon as possible.
2. Elisabeth brought up the issue of whether we should release the
voting for the ballots that were never completed, or were voided by
our "glitch." I don't believe we are bound to do so, and while we can
keep the records in case of an inquiry, I think releasing them would
only serve to confuse the results. We definitely need to discuss this
on the next Names Council teleconference, but if you have any
opinions, I for one would value your input.
3. How does the delay in results affect your timeline below?
Are we now the "non provisional Names Council?" Obviously we
want to do step 2 and 3 on the next teleconference, but we don't have
enough time to announce one for this week I fear. We discussed
next week, around the 27th, would this be too late?
Fellow Names Council members, I don't mean to be presumptive,
but think we definitely need to address these issues as soon as
Best regards (and goodnight...)
Andrew McLaughlin wrote:
> To the Names Council:
> In anticipation of the conclusion of the voting process for ICANN Director
> seats, I want to outline the next set of steps that will be necessary to
> formalize and finalize the results, and to make permanent the status of the
> (still) provisional Names Council.
> STEP 1: Final recognition of Names Council and DNSO constituency groups by
> ICANN Board
> DATE: Monday, 18 October
> EXPLANATION: The Board granted provisional recognition to the Names Council
> and DNSO constituency groups in Berlin. As the Board's Berlin resolution
> stated, the provisional Names Council will perform all of the functions of
> the permanent Names Council, except for the election of ICANN Directors.
> The Board expects to formally act on all pending constituency group
> applications and on the final recognition of the Names Council on Monday, 18
> STEP 2: Ratification of the NC election results by permanent NC
> DATE: Week of 18 October
> EXPLANATION: Following the Board's vote to grant final recognition to the
> Names Council, the (non-provisional) Names Council must then take the formal
> step of ratifying the results of this week's election process. This is
> essentially a formality, necessitated by the sequence of (i) election
> process, followed by (ii) final recognition.
> STEP 3: Formal notification to ICANN
> DATE: 22 October
> EXPLANATION: The act of notification triggers the 7-day period after which
> the DNSO's choices will formally join the ICANN Board. In order to ensure
> that all three Supporting Organization directors are seated on the same
> date -- in other words, to ensure that the three Supporting Organizations
> are treated identically, despite their differing election processes and
> schedules -- ICANN requests that all three SOs transmit their formal
> notifications to ICANN on 22 October. A common notification date will allow
> for a smooth and uniform transition to the new ICANN Board.
> Let me know if you have any questions.