DNSO General Assembly
Voting rules

23 June 2000


Version 0.5

Supersedes Version 0.4

These are the rules for voting in the General Assembly.

  1. A vote begins when the Chair approves a ballot.
  2. 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.

  3. The typical amount of time given to reply to a vote is one week.
  4. Each voter can cast one vote for one alternative per question.
  5. The alternative selected by more than 50% of the cast votes wins.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The voters are those who are registered as voters when a vote is first sent out.


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:


Information from:
DNSO GA's Chairs