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[ga] Election process outline: GA vote for GA Chair and Alternate chair

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[ cf. http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2002.GA-b11-outline.html ]


                           DNSO General Assembly
                    Basic outline of the election process
  b11, Vote by the GA to advise the Names Council of its preferences for a
            Chair and an Alternate Chair to the General Assembly

5 January 2002

Vote by the GA to advise the Names Council of its preferences for a Chair
and an Alternate Chair to the General Assembly

  1. Timeline:

        Opens:  Saturday 05 January 2002, 17:00 UTC (18:00 Paris),
        Closes: Saturday 12 January 2002, 17:00 UTC (18:00 Paris)
        (For local time in other places see

     The results are due no later than Monday 14 January 2002, at 23:00 UTC
     (24:00 Paris), and will be published in

  2. A ballot is prepared.

     A ballot starts with line "BEGIN" and ends with line "END__".

     It is like this:

     REQUEST: Please mark a preference, using '1' for the most favored
     REQUEST: candidate, '2' for the second, and so on.
     REQUEST: There is no requirement to mark all names.
     REQUEST: This ballot is From: 'gachair@dnso.org' -- please reply
without CC to any list.
     IMPORTANT: Please do not strip ballot,
     IMPORTANT: it  MUST start with line BEGIN:
     IMPORTANT: it  MUST end   with line END__:.
     IMPORTANT: and MUST contain all lines in between.

      b11:KabcdZ:[ ] Kristy McKee
      b11:KabcdZ:[ ] Thomas Roessler
      b11:KabcdZ:[ ] Alexander Svensson
      b11:KabcdZ:[ ] Eric Dierker

  3. Ballot is assigned a number (first field in a line), here "b11" --
     ballot number 11 (it is the eleventh ballot submitted to the GA vote
     since January 2000).

  4. Ballot is personalised. Each line indicates who is voting.

  5. The second field, here between "b11" and "FirstName_LastName", indicate
     a personalised code given for this ballot to this person. A
     personalised code is 6 caracteres, starting with "K", ending with "Z",
     here "KabcdZ".

  6. Do not edit a ballot. Just put a number between square brackets [ ] to
     rank candidates.

     You cast one vote, no more.

  7. A ballot will arrive From: "gachair@dnso.org" -- please reply without
     to any list.

  8. You will receive an aknowledgement of your ballot within 48 hours.

  9. "Election Rules for the DNSO GA V0.2" approved on 23 March 2001

                   Information from:   DNSO Secretariat

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