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Re: FW: [ga] Voters interest and Defining a voter's roll
John and all,
> I think that we are debating the numbers of angels that can dance on the
> head of a pin..........
> I can read the local newspaper (equal the email@example.com) but that does not
> give me any local voting rights,
I am not sure your comparison here of your local newspaper and the DNSO
GA mailing list is compatible under the circumstances by which the DNSO
itself was created.
> Contrast the US situation quoted below (I don't know if its correct) where
> you must register to vote, in the UK your existence as a local taxpayer
> identifies your right to vote, although you have to register as well. Why,
> we even call them constituencies.
The "Constituency Model" for the DNSO is terribly flawed, but was edicted
by the ICANN "Interim" Board. Go figure.
> Shouldn't the voting rights at the GA/DNSO not have similar dependency on
> some membership of a constituency where bearing the costs give some basis
> for involvement? I acknowledge this still causes a problem for individuals
> and the great unknown 'At Large' user base, but this will then bring the
> need to address that issue more sharply into focus, once we have resolved
> the more tractable problem.
> Best regards
> John C Lewis
> Manager - International Organisations Europe
> BT delegate ETNO Executive Board
> BT co-ordinator ICANN representation
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand [SMTP:Harald@Alvestrand.no]
> > Sent: 03 February 2000 07:31
> > To: Joop Teernstra; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [ga] Voters interest and Defining a voter's roll
> > At 15:30 03.02.00 +1300, Joop Teernstra wrote:
> > >Now when we are talking about list rules, it is clear that those not
> > >subscribed to the list have no need and no interest to vote on list-rule
> > >issues.
> > not entirely - there may be people who have left the list because of the
> > noise level. And I know of at least one person who claims to be following
> > the list by reading the archives.
> > Those could be interested. But I think the great majority of interested
> > people is the list subscribers.
> > >In other words for list issues the total voter's roll is nothing more
> > than
> > >the subscriber list at any given time.
> > >It is important to have a defined roll, so that this roll can be frozen
> > >prior to the announcement of a vote.
> > >
> > >May I propose that those interested in voting enroll themselves
> > volutarily
> > >on the dnso website, or via an email to a trusted listmember willing to
> > >volunteer building this roll?
> > >
> > >Then both issues of identity and the measure of interest in voting can be
> > >addressed.
> > This idea reminds me of the way US elections work; everyone's entitled to
> > vote, but in order to actually vote, you must register....
> > Do you think the roll should be public (in order to monitor the action of
> > the roll-keeper), or private (to protect people's privacy)?
> > In any case, more than one person should have the responsibility for
> > monitoring the roll, I think.
> > Harald
> > --
> > Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
> > Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no
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