[Community-Discuss] Faulty result for Western Africa in AfriNIC AGMM Elections

Sander Steffann sander at steffann.nl
Tue Jun 12 13:23:23 UTC 2018


> It is a widely-accepted principle that, if a written process is silent on some point, then the intent should be considered.


> The Board recognises the objections that were raised a few days after the election, on Wednesday 16 May 2018, but notes that no objections were raised on the day of the election, Thursday 10 May 2018.  The Board has decided that the results stand as they were announced immediately after the votes were counted.  That means that the affected seats remain vacant for the time being.

This seems to me to be the sensible thing to do.

> The Board recognises that the process does not make it clear what happens when “None of the above” receives the most votes in an election with multiple candidates.  The Board would like to encourage the committee handling the election in future to ensure that members understand the election guidelines before voting starts. Furthermore, the Board intends to review the election process for future elections which will include a public consultation. The Board will also consider an appeal process during the review of the guideline

I think the decisions of the board in this are the right answer for the stability, openness and transparency of Afrinic. Thank you for your clarifications and summary.


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