DNSO General Assembly
23 June 2000
VOTING RULES FOR THE DNSO GA
Supersedes Version 0.4
These are the rules for voting in the General Assembly.
- A vote begins when the Chair approves a ballot.
A ballot consists of one or more questions, each of which has two or more
mutually exclusive answers.
The ballot is sent to the registered GA voters by the Secretariat.
- The typical amount of time given to reply to a vote is one week.
- Each voter can cast one vote for one alternative per question.
- The alternative selected by more than 50% of the cast votes wins.
- 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.
- If no alternative gets the required number of votes, the Chair may reissue
the ballot with a smaller set of alternatives (a runoff), or declare that
there is no consensus in the GA on the question.
- The voters are those who are registered as voters when a vote is first
This set of rules does not cover ballots with multiple winners,
such as election of a set of representatives. Rules for these situations
may be introduced in a later amendment.
The voting roster and a method to register for vote are available in:
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