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> >4. SELF-NOMINATION SHOULD BE MADE EASIER AND |
> >REQUIRE A LOWER THRESHOLD
No doubt the ICANN board election process is unique in its global
approach. But the threshold problem has been solved many times before for a lot of
democratic election processes.
Problem 1: The intend is to get a managable number
Proposal: define a max number of candidates for the election ( e.g.
10 per region )
Problem 2: The candidates should have a reasonable amount of support
by the voters.
Proposal: The top 10 will represent the best supported individuals
from among all self-nominated. No matter what their number or percentage of support
is. To rule out effects in areas with low number of voters, an additional (!) limit
of e.g. minimum of 25 supporters should be required.
In addition I really want
to support the request for allowing voters to support more than one candidate in
the nomination process. That would really implement a two-step nomination / election
process. Limiting each supporter to a single support vote means that there is no
nomination but a two-stage election process, which is not the original intention
of the nomination process.