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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Kris Seeburn kseeburn at
Fri May 18 13:19:41 UTC 2012

With all the interpretations, what should the final interpretation be
like? No system is perfect. Even in the PDP election process no one
specifies anything. I stand under correction on this. What you are saying
that no one has been able to crack the code?

What is the proposal SM?

On 18/5/12 4:33 PM, "SM" <sm at> wrote:

>Hi Seun,
>At 03:04 18-05-2012, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
>>SM the point is still valid either way.....perhaps another thing
>>that comes to mind is the fact that putting so much gap in between
>>nomination and the actual election could give room for lobbying for
>>votes. A scenario related to Africa government election proceeds.
>If a member of NomCom is aware of candidates lobbying for votes, it
>is up to the member to see whether to inform the community about
>that.  As there hasn't been any report about lobbying for votes up to
>now, either it did not happen or nobody find that objectionable.
>Nacer Adamou Saidou asked the following questions about the election
>  - e-vote is only for members in good standing, but paper vote is
>    opened to all voter categories. What happen if someone vote twice
>    (one during e-vote and once more during the face-to-face meeting)?
>    Is there measures that make such cases impossible?
>  - What happen if for any reason the result of the e-vote is known to
>    a non authorized person? I suggest that in such case, that e-vote
>    is cancelled and re-run later.
>Andrew Alston posted the following comment about bylaws:
>   Currently there is no means for the member base to request the removal
>   of a director should the member base believe that the director is
>   outside the best interests of the community.
>According to your comment about lobbying for votes I would say that
>you consider it as not being in the best interests of the
>community.  There are different ways to influence the results of an
>election (see questions from Nacer Adamou Saidou).  There is nothing
>in the current draft (
> ) that
>prevents that.  E-voting, for example, allows a person to make sure
>that the other person voted for him/her.  There may be others ways to
>use an e-voting system inappropriately.
>I already mentioned that I don't think that the interpretation of the
>PDP by the six past NomCom chairs and an AfriNIC Board representative
>is correct.  It takes time to go through the details of an election
>process and find out whether it can help to achieve results which the
>community believes is in its best interest.
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