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[npoc] Re: offlist : Re: [npoc-voice] NPOC Elections

  • To: Rudi Vansnick <rudi.vansnick@xxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [npoc] Re: offlist : Re: [npoc-voice] NPOC Elections
  • From: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:00:16 +0100


...you are totally right and that fact had not escaped me. I should have
mentioned that we will need to adjust the ad-hoc Membership Committee for
election purposes in consequence... We cannot have nominates on the
Membership Committee, that is for sure...

Cheers, Alain

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Rudi Vansnick <rudi.vansnick@xxxxxxx>wrote:

> Alain,
> I think this would be quite difficult taking into account the number of
> members in the Excom, who also will most probably stand for elections.
> Recruitment of candidates for the NPOC elections committee should be done
> among the (new) membership of NPOC. And that seems not easy neither.
> Always willing to help, but as I'm candidate treasurer and still want to
> be on the policy committee too, I can not stand for the election committee.
> Kind regards,
> Rudi Vansnick
> Op 21-feb-2013, om 11:43 heeft Alain Berranger het volgende geschreven:
> Thanks Cintra,
> Who composes the Membership Committee of NPOC - if I recall it is only
> Klaus. We may need to beef up the numbers? Alain
> On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Cintra Sooknanan wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> Please see below the rules and proposed time frame for NPOC elections,
>> with specific questions. As stated on the call we are currently a bit off
>> schedule compared to last year.
>> Thank you for your review.
>> Regards
>> Cintra Sooknanan
>> 2013 - NPOC Elections
>>  The following are the next steps for the call of Executive Committee
>> elections:
>> 1. The Communications Committee to send out the Notice of Election and
>> Request for Nominations on the NPOC website for at least sixty (60) days
>> prior to an upcoming election. The notice shall include the opening date of
>> the official vote.(Section 8 Elections, NPOC Petition and Charter).The
>> previous Executive Committee elections closed on 20 March 2012 so we are a
>> little behind schedule.
>> 2. All candidates for elected office must meet the qualifications of the
>> office position they seek as defined in Section 2.2, NPOC Petition and
>> Charter. Also Candidates must request formal nomination from the Membership
>> Committee by submitting a completed Request for Nomination form. I am not
>> sure if the Request for Nomination Form already exists, can staff confirm?
>> 3. The Membership Committee shall review the completed Request for
>> Nomination forms and notify candidates of formal acceptance no less than
>> thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the official vote. No position
>> shall have more than four (4) candidates.  In the event more than four (4)
>> individuals request nomination the EC shall review and vote on the final
>> four (4) candidates. Additionally the Membership Committee must determine
>> the active voting status of Members; and upon receipt from the EC of a
>> notice of an upcoming election, confirm the identity and status of
>> Constituency Members eligible to vote and run for office at least forty
>> (40) days prior to the beginning of such election (Section 4 NPOC Petition
>> and Charter).
>> 4. Once the candidates have been formally accepted, the voting process
>> detailed in Section 9.0 of the NPOC Petition and Charter will commence (10%
>> of membership being at least 10 members to be quorate and 51% of the vote
>> to indicate a win).
>> Are their any guidelines for the length of the election? should it be one
>> week be sufficient for voting?
>> Given the current time frame, I propose the
>>    - notification be sent out on Friday 22 February,
>>    - candidates will submit the completed Request for Nomination Form by
>>    Friday 8 March (14 days after notification sent),
>>    - with the Membership Committee vetting the list of members who can
>>    vote and eligibility of candidates with written notifications of 
>> membership
>>    status by Thursday 14 March (20 days after notification sent).
>>    - Membership Committee to send and formal acceptance of candidates by
>>    Sunday 24 March (30 days after notification sent)
>>    - Elections held on Wednesday 24 April to Thursday 9 May 2013.
>>    (election period of 2 weeks- 1 week may be sufficient, election start 61
>>    days after notification sent)
>>    - Election results announced on Friday 10 May 2013.

Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA
Member, Board of Directors, CECI,
Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, www.schulich.yorku.ca
Treasurer, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, www.gkpfoundation.org
NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation, www.chasquinet.org
Chair, NPOC, NCSG, ICANN, http://npoc.org/
O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824
Skype: alain.berranger

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