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election controversy? - Re: Handover to new PDWG co-chairs [AfriNIC-rpd]

Mark Elkins mje at
Thu Jun 16 09:37:27 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-16 at 10:08 +0100, James Blessing wrote:
> On 16/06/2011 03:37, Kris Seeburn wrote:
> > This typical case was my apprehension last year with only one candidate
> > for elections. We had commonly decided although automatically elected.
> > The nomcom then had prefered and certainly i prefered to go by roberts
> > rule of order and still gave the voting / deciding part to the community
> > as whilst having an automatically elected candidate but the community
> > could refute the candidate. We prefered to give the voice to the
> > community.And i think the process was much more appreciated than just
> > saying we declare elected. But these are different schools of thoughts.
> > I guess we have to move and adopt this as a procedure despite one
> > candidate situation.
> Er, surely the point is that there should be a single procedure that is 
> followed no matter how many candidates are put forward and how many are 
> being elected to stop this sort of confusion.

Currently - the Election process for the Board is very tightly
controlled. Only members in good standing - etc. I don't think we have
many problems there.

Unfortunately - volunteers for PDWG tend to be a bit thin on the ground.
Anyone at the meeting can vote and generally this has been by a show of
hands. ie - its generally more impromptu in nature. What was also
unusual is from now on - we'd only vote on one PDWG Chair for a two year
mandate. I'd love to see more than one volunteer next year but would be
comfortable with a show (or count) of hands if there are multiple

The same happens for the NRO representative election - which will be at
the next meeting (if its needed). I'll obviously watch that very

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