[council] Update to Proposed process to elect ICANN Board seats 13 and 14
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- From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@melbourneit.com.au>
- Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:08:03 +1100
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- Thread-Topic: Proposed process to elect ICANN Board seats 13 and 14
The proposed procedure previously posted as below does not describe the actual voting procedure during the 14 day email vote.
Under the ICANN by-laws:
"The GNSO Council shall make selections to fill Seats 13 and 14 on the ICANN Board by written ballot or by action at a meeting; any such selection must have the affirmative votes of a majority of all the members of the GNSO Council. Notification of the GNSO Council's selections shall be given by the GNSO Chair in writing to the ICANN Secretary, consistent with Article VI, Sections 8(4) and 12(1)."
This means that if we have an 18 member council, then we would require 10 affirmative votes to elect a director.
The procedure for voting is thus a convention style vote:
* Each GNSO council member votes for one nominee.
* The nominees are ranked by the number of votes received, and the GNSO Council is informed of the result.
* The lowest vote-getting nominee is eliminated from the list. [For the first round, all nominees receiving zero votes *and* the lowest vote-getting nominee are eliminated from the list.]
* The procedure is repeated with the new (reduced) list.
* A winner is declared when a nominee receives affirmative votes of a majority of all the members of the GNSO Council.
* In order to reduce the number of rounds of voting, the NC might eliminate the *two* lowest vote-getting nominees after each round (until such time as three nominees remain, at which point the *one* lowest vote-getting nominee is eliminated).
The procedure below allows for 14 days for this procedure to complete.
It will ultimately depend on the number of candidates and the speed at which Council members vote, as to whether this is achievable. However we should try to complete the vote within 14 days.
Once we know the number of candidates we may revise the process. e.g rounds of voting may need to occur on consecutive days.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Tonkin
> Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 6:30 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [council] Proposed process to elect ICANN Board
> seats 13 and 14
> Hello All,
> Here is a draft process to elect the ICANN Board seats 13 and
> 14 based on our discussion in the last call. This will be on
> the agenda for the teleconference on 20 Feb 2003 to resolve.
> I welcome feedback.
> PROCESS FOR ELECTION OF ICANN BOARD SEATS 13 and 14
> 20 Feb 2003: call for nominations by members of the GNSO
> Council (14 day period)
> 6 March 2003: 14 day email vote for seat 14 on ICANN Board
> (- note the resulting director will sit on Board from
> mid 2003 until 2nd quarter 2005)
> 25 March 2003: ratify the email vote for seat 14 at the GNSO
> Council meeting in Rio de Janeiro
> 26 March 2003: call for any additional nominations by members
> of the GNSO Council (7 day period) taking into account result
> of vote for seat 14 and the need for geographic diversity
> between the holder of seat 13 and 14
> 2 April 2003: 14 day email vote for seat 13 on ICANN Board
> (- note the resulting director will sit on the Board from mid
> 2003 until 2nd quarter 2004)
> 17 April 2003: ratify email vote for seat 13 at GNSO Council
> Each nomination must be accompanied by a brief description of
> how the candidate meets the following selection criteria
> (from http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-appa-31oct02.htm#VI)
> ICANN Directors shall be:
> 1. Accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and
> intelligence, with reputations for sound judgment and open
> minds, and a demonstrated capacity for thoughtful group
> 2. Persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the
> potential impact of ICANN decisions on the global Internet
> community, and committed to the success of ICANN;
> 3. Persons who will produce the broadest cultural and
> geographic diversity on the Board consistent with meeting the
> other criteria set forth in this Section;
> 4. Persons who, in the aggregate, have personal familiarity
> with the operation of gTLD registries and registrars; with
> ccTLD registries; with IP address registries; with Internet
> technical standards and protocols; with policy-development
> procedures, legal traditions, and the public interest; and
> with the broad range of business, individual, academic, and
> non-commercial users of the Internet;
> 5. Persons who are willing to serve as volunteers, without
> compensation other than the reimbursement of certain expenses; and
> 6. Persons who are able to work and communicate in written
> and spoken English.
> Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no official
> of a national government or a multinational entity
> established by treaty or other agreement between national
> governments may serve as a Director. As used herein, the term
> "official" means a person (i) who holds an elective
> governmental office or (ii) who is employed by such
> government or multinational entity and whose primary function
> with such government or entity is to develop or influence
> governmental or public policies.