ICANN/DNSO


DNSO General Assembly
Voting rules

21 June 2000

VOTING RULES FOR THE DNSO GA

Version 0.4

Supersedes Version 0.3

These are the rules for voting in the General Assembly.

  1. A vote begins when the Chair approves a ballot.
  2. The ballot is sent to the registered GA voters by the Secretariat.
  3. The typical amount of time given to reply to a vote is one week.
  4. In the case of a choice between multiple alternatives, the alternative with the most votes wins.
  5. In the case of selecting N candidates from a slate of M, with N < M, the N top candidates win.
  6. A runoff ballot may be held if the number of votes for two alternatives is equal, and this affects the result. Only the two alternatives involved are inclulded on a runoff ballot.
  7. In the case where the question is a new rule or rule change for the GA, the number of votes in favour of the winning alternative must be at least 2/3 of cast votes, with a minimum number of cast votes being the lower of 20% of the registered voters or 100 votes.
  8. The voters are those who are registered as voters when a vote is first sent out.
  9. The voting roster and a method to register for vote are available in http://www.dnso.org/secretariat/rosterindex.html

Information from:
DNSO GA's Chairs