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election controversy? - Re: Handover to new PDWG co-chairs [AfriNIC-rpd]
owen at delong.com
Sat Jun 18 08:39:08 UTC 2011
On Jun 17, 2011, at 9:34 PM, Kris Seeburn wrote:
> I pretty much agree, that the points have been made and we need to move on. Nevertheless ensuring n+1 candidate is quite a challenge, as this is and will be a major concern over the next few years yet to come. NomCom is always trying it's best to get more people but the interest remains very minimal from candidates. Sometimes, like last year we were worried not to have even one candidate and we were thinking what next (What next is not defined within the bylaws and would surely imply a NomCom decision or Board – but it is not defined anywhere).
The tendency to nitpick details where the community interest was unharmed may contribute to the reluctance to volunteer.
Of course it can be a challenge to recruit enough candidates, but, really, if you can get N, getting even a strawman to stand for N+1 shouldn't be all that hard.
Afterall, you can guarantee that additional candidate that his chances are at least 50% better of not getting stuck with the job than the other guy had before
> I think the proposal here is to come up with a clear cut policy on elections of PDWG / NRO etc., which caters for one candidate issues and even on situations of refusal of candidates by community and also if we do not have a candidate what will be the next steps forward. These are not written anywhere and still is a real challenge and will be if we continue on having less and less interest.
I think the lack of a defined election process and the continuing controversy that creates is contributing to your declining interest in candidacy.
> For each and everyone this has been a major lesson to be learned which is good governance practices and community voice. I do think a proposal on this also needs to be made towards the election of these positions as we tend to use the straight off bylaws of Afrinic for the board to tackle the elections for all. I would tend to think and say fine at this point we all agree that NomCom could have done a better job but we do not have clear process that still creates a flux.
> Maybe I could again suggest we take note and work on a policy proposal for future taking on recommendations from all as we normally do and have it approved?
Good idea. Let me know if my assistance is desired.
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