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[AfriNIC-rpd] Fwd: Postponement of the e-voting system for 2012 Board election
Dr Paulos Nyirenda
paulos at sdnp.org.mw
Thu May 10 13:48:46 UTC 2012
This is no good. Most of my preparations for this AfriNIC board election had been based
on the availability of e-voting as announced on the Afrinic website, which would,
hopefully, have increased participation, improved transparency and accountability, unlike
using proxies, see:
This announcement from Adiel frustrates all those preparations, unfortunately. I guess we
will just have to see how it goes. It is my hope that Afrinic has or will also consider
secure e-mail voting as it evaluates this.
Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
On 10 May 2012 at 13:09, Ernest - (AfriNIC) wrote:
> > From: Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net>
> > Date: May 10, 2012 12:49:33 PM GMT+04:00
> > To: member-discuss at afrinic.net
> > Subject: Postponement of the e-voting system for 2012 Board election
> > Reply-To: members-contact at afrinic.net
> > Dear colleagues,
> > We are sorry to announce that the e-voting system will NOT be used for the
> > upcoming Board election.
> > Following consultations and discussions among the Board, the NomCom and
> > staff, it was felt that the online voting mechanism should be further interrogated
> > by the community before it is deployed.
> > Although a lot of time and effort has already gone into AFRINIC´s endeavour
> > to integrate the e-voting system into MyAfriNIC, there is need to subject it
> > further tests to ensure it is well understood, sufficiently transparent and secure
> > to be used in all confidence. The system is ready and will be released in few
> > days for a wide-scale test.
> > This postponement will give us more time to conduct a wide-scale test and to
> > further engage the community in this change.
> > We take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause,
> > but be rest assured that we are committed to making the proposed system well
> > understood, sufficiently transparent and secure to be used in all confidence.
> > If you are not planning to come to Serekunda, you can still appoint a proxy as
> > per the election guideline. The form will be available from MyAfriNIC but can
> > also be directly downloaded from:
> > http://www.afrinic.net/elections/process/aflgl-pxy2012.pdf
> > Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
> > Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further clarification.
> > Sincerely.
> > -----------------
> > Adiel A. Akplogan
> > Chief Executive Officer
> > AfriNIC, www.afrinic.net
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