DNSO election of ICANN Board member in 2002

    ICANN Bylaws

    ICANN's Bylaws stipulate 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.

    ARTICLE V, Section 9 (b) and (c)

    (b) Prior to October 1 of each year beginning in the year 2002, each Supporting Organization entitled to select a Director (other than an Original Director selected by the Supporting Organization under Section 2 of this Article) shall (i) make its selection according to the procedures specified by Article VI (including Articles VI-A, VI-B, and VI-C), and (ii) give the Board and the Secretary of the Corporation at least fifteen days written notice of that selection.

    (c) The regular term of office of a Director shall be three (3) years, [...]

    ARTICLE VI, Section 4

    No person shall serve simultaneously as (i) a member of any Supporting Organization Council or other body that is directly responsible for the selection of Directors by that Supporting Organization and (ii) a Director or a member of any other Supporting Organization Council. If a member of any such Supporting Organization Council or such other body accepts a nomination to be considered to serve on the Board, such member shall not, following such acceptance, participate in any discussion of, or vote by, such Supporting Organization Council or other body relating to the selection of Directors by such Council or other body.

    ARTICLE VI-B, Section 2 (e)

    (e) The NC shall forward to the Board, from among those persons nominated by the GA, its selection(s) for the Director(s) to fill any open Board position(s) reserved for the DNSO. Any such selection(s) must have the affirmative votes of at least one-half (1/2) of all the members of the NC. At any given time, no two Directors serving on the Board selected by the NC shall be citizens of the same country or of countries located in the same Geographic Region.

    Geographic diversity rule applied to year 2002 election

    The current ICANN Board comprises three Directors elected by the DNSO:

    1. Alejandro Pisanty (Mexico; Latin America/Caribbean Islands region) (three year term, expires 2002)
    2. Jonathan Cohen (Canada; North America region) (three year term, expires 2003)
    3. Amadeu Abril I Abril (Spain; Europe region) (three year term, expires 2004)

    The tenure of Alejandro Pisanty from Latin America/Caribbean region ends on 30 September 2002. With regard to geographic diversity rules, the candidates for election in 2002 shall be citizens from any of 3 regions:

    - Africa region
    - Asia and Pacific region
    - Latin America/Caribbean

    Procedures for nomination of candidates to the ICANN Board position by the General Assembly of the DNSO and a timetable

    On 1 August 2002 the NC has resolved that the next ICANN Board director election will take place in August/September 2002.

    11. DNSO Board election.
    Alejandro Pisanty's tenure ends in September. The NC is urged
    to propose candidates for the election which will take place in
    September with a view to the new member being in place for October.
    The Secretariat will make the formal call.

    The Names Council has resolved to use the same procedures for nomination, acceptance of nomination and endorsement as the ones used last year.

    The Secretariat has determined the following calendar for nominations:

    1. Candidates for year 2002 election may be nominated between the 9 August and 30 August 2002 (3 weeks).
    2. Any nominee can express his/her acceptance or declination from the time he is nominated, until 3 hours after closing the nomination period.
    3. In order to be considered for the ICANN Board selection a nominee must have the support of, at least, 10 members of the General Assembly of the DNSO. The endorsement will be received between the 30 August and 20 September 2002 (3 weeks).

    The detailed nomination procedures adapted for the ICANN Board election in 2002 are in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2002.DNSO-ICANN-nomination-proc.html .

    A list of nominations, acceptances and their endorsements will be permanently updated in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2002.DNSO-ICANN-nominees.html.

    Procedures for vote to be used by the Names Council to select the ICANN Board Director and a timetable

    The Names Council has resolved to use a Convention-Style voting procedure to select the ICANN Board Director.

    The Names Council vote will take place between 20 September and 27 September 2002, by e-mail and during a serie of NC teleconferences.

    It is expected that the results will be announced no later than 28 September 2002. The written notification of the election result will be sent to the ICANN Board and published on the DNSO web site on the same date.

    The Convention-Style procedure for the ICANN Board election in 2002 is in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2002.DNSO-ICANN-voting-proc.html.

    Full record of votes

    During the Names Council electronic vote between 20 September and 27 September 2002 the public archiving of the council@dnso.org list will be temporarily stoped.

    The full record of votes (who voted for whom) will be disclosed at the end of selection process, after the acceptance of the results by the ICANN Board. The council@dnso.org list will be reopened at the same time.

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