[gnso-idn-wg] IDN Working Group Chair voting procedure
ELECTION PROCEDURE for CHAIR
A. NOMINATIONS There was a call for nominations for chair of the GNSO IDN Working group on 30 October 2006
Two Candidates were nominated: RAM MOHAN nominated by Bruce Tonkin, 30 October 2006 http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-idn-wg/msg00018.html seconded by Marilyn Cade on 1 November 2006 http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-idn-wg/msg00024.html
SOPHIA BEKELE, nominated by Mawaki Chango, 30 October 2006 http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-idn-wg/msg00019.html seconded by Charles Sha'ban on 1 November 2006 http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-idn-wg/msg00022.html
The CANDIDATES have accepted their nomination and provided statements of interest: SOPHIA BEKELE: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-idn-wg/msg00034.html RAM MOHAN: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-idn-wg/msg00035.html
B. VOTING PROCEDURE
The voting will be by electronic ballot and the candidate receiving the majority of the votes will be elected as the chair. In case of a tie, there will be a second round of voting.
The rules governing the process are located at http://www.gnso.icann.org/council/names-proceduresv7.shtml , Section 13.
C. PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR THE VOTING
The voting period will be open for 14 days, starting Friday 10 Nov 2006, at midnight UTC and ending midnight, Friday 24 Nov 2006 UTC time.
D. The GNSO IDN WORKING GROUP MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE:
Bruce Tonkin Werner Staub Paul Diaz Yoav Keren Ram Mohan Avri Doria Sophia Bekele Mawaki Chango Charles Sha'ban Marilyn Cade Alistair Dixon Cary Karp June Seo Mark McFadden Tony Holmes Greg Ruth Maggie Mansourkia Hong Xue
E. COUNTING OF VOTES:
Each IDN working group member will be entitled to cast one vote.
There will be a total of 18 votes cast and a majority is 10 or more.
Voting will take place by secret e-mail ballot.
1. Ballots will be sent out individually to each IDN Working group members' e-mail address.
2. Ballots should be filled out and returned to the e-mail address stated in the ballot. They should not be copied to any e-mail list.
3. At the scheduled time, the Secretariat will announce the results of the balloting by sending a message to the gnso-idn-wg@xxxxxxxxx mailing list. This announcement will include:
a. The number of votes received by each candidate; b. The names of the IDN working group members from whom ballots were received; and c. The confidential code number of each ballot and the candidate for whom it was voted.
Item 3(c) will allow each IDN working group member member to double-check that his or her ballot was properly understood, but will not allow others to determine how the member voted.
G. DISCLOSURE OF THE VOTING
The Secretariat will announce the outcome of the voting at the close of the voting period.
The GNSO IDN Working Group will confirm the results of the voting at a GNSO IDN Working Group meeting.
-- Glen de Saint Géry GNSO Secretariat - ICANN gnso.secretariat[at]gnso.icann.org http://gnso.icann.org