The Bylaws of ICANN request that once a year the DNSO elects its member of the ICANN Board and set forth some additional conditions related to eligibility and geographic diversity. The DNSO shall publish its election results at least two weeks prior to 1 October and no later that 16 September.
During its Yokohama meeting the NC confirmed that the DNSO Secretariat is in charge of elections to the ICANN Board and will announce results. The DNSO Secretariat keeps votes secret untill the end of election period, and no later that 1st October, and then make all records public.
On 2 June 2001 in Stockholm the NC has resolved that the next ICANN Board director election will take place in September 2001.
0n 2 June 2001 in Stockholm the Names Council has resolved that the elections for the ICANN Board member in 2001 will take place in September 2001. The Names Council has resolved to use the same procedures for nomination, acceptance of nomination and endorsement as the ones used for the the election of the Chair to the GA.
On 17 July 2001 the Secretariat published the election procedures and timeline adapted to 2001 conditions.
On 17 July 2001 the Secretariat send a call for nominations for the ICANN Board position http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc07/msg03784.html
On 7 August 2001 the list of five nominees who accepted their nomination for the ICANN Board position was published, and call for endorsement sent http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc08/msg00318.html.
On 29 August 2001 the list of four candidates as well as the URLs of 87 supporters were transmitted to the Names Council for consideration.
On 30 August 2001 the Names Council was reminded with the voting procedures http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/council/Arc05/msg00861.html. Those NC members who could not travel to Montevideo or could have difficulties to vote by e-mail on 8 September 2001 were requested to provide for proxies. The Registrars Constituency was requested for replacement to its running candidate to be provided no later than 1st September 2001.
On 8 September 2001 at 10:00 Montevideo local time (UTC-3) the Registrar Constituency provided the replacement to its running candidate. Subsequently and immediately Roberto Laorden Castillo has been added to the firstname.lastname@example.org list and to the electorate roll. Within the next two hours the following actions has been taken:
On 8 September 2001 immediately after the Names Council meeting in Montevideo, at 17:20 local time (UTC-3), the Names Council's vote started.
On 9 September 2001 in Montevideo, at 9:00 local time (UTC-3), the results of the first ballot were calculated, and sent out to the the Names Council members. One of candidates did receive the affirmative votes of more than half (1/2) of all the members of the NC, which is the necessary requirement to be declared elected. Subsequently an extraordinary Names Council meeting has been convened for 18:00 local time.
On 9 September 2001 in Montevideo, at 18:00 local time (UTC-3), fifeteen NC members present ratified the vote result. The adopted motion with the notification of election results was subsequeltly posted by the Secretariat to the ICANN Board http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/council/Arc06/msg00003.html and the announcement made to the DNSO http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc08/msg01267.html
Amadeu Abril i Abril was elected for 3 year term at the ICANN Board.
No later than 1 October 2001 the Secretariat will publish the full record of votes (who voted for whom) and the archives of email@example.com will be re-open.
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