[Community-Discuss] [members-discuss] Elections with only one candidate

jean-baptiste.millogo at orange.com jean-baptiste.millogo at orange.com
Sat Apr 21 15:41:12 UTC 2018

Hi Alan,

Thanks for clarifying the voting mechanisms which match my description of things.

A board seat can't be left vacant after elections held at AGMM. That is why the bylaws has the provisions in 13.8

“13.8 In the event that there is no eligible candidate for a particular region; the Director already in office in the particular seat, shall be deemed to be re-appointed for the period ending with the date of the next election for any seat

Thus my question of  whether it will be appropriate to apply 13.8 if voting result is "none of them"

 If  not appropriate, shall the AGMM appoint different interim director ?

What do we do if we have same case with the pdp cochair election  as current PDP has no provision for such scenario? Run PDPWG with one cochair?  Or get the Working group to elect at the PPM an interim chair?



-----Message d'origine-----
De : Alan Barrett [mailto:alan.barrett at afrinic.net] 
Envoyé : samedi 21 avril 2018 07:11
À : AfriNIC Discuss
Objet : [members-discuss] Elections with only one candidate

Dear AFRINIC members and community,

I have seen some speculation about how elections with only one candidate will be handled.

We will prepare ballot papers as usual, with “None of the above” as an additional choice.  In the case of Board elections, the requirement for a “None of the above” choice is specified in the election process at <https://www.afrinic.net/en/community/elections/bod-election/process>, section 9.2, second bullet point:

    • The ballot paper should provide voters with the option
      to not vote for any candidate (a.k.a. "None of the Above”).

For elections with only one candidate, the ballot would look something like this:


    [ check box ] NAME OF CANDIDATE
    [ check box ] None of the above

For elections with multiple candidates, the ballot would be something like this:


    [ check box ] NAME OF CANDIDATE 1
    [ check box ] NAME OF CANDIDATE 2
    [ check box ] NAME OF CANDIDATE 3
    [ check box ] None of the above

In the event that “None of the above” wins the most votes, then the seat remains vacant for the time being.

Alan Barrett

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