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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

McTim dogwallah at
Mon May 21 12:25:31 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 8:18 AM, Jean Robert Hountomey
<jrhountomey at> wrote:
>> I don't believe limiting number of proxies  per  individual will change
>> anything. I'm of the opinion we limit voting per zones i.e. If we are
>> electing board members from North, then we let Afrinic members from
>> North select who they want to represent them. Lets eliminate such
>> situations where West Africans are represented by a member whose
>> majority of his/her votes comes from South.
> I understand your point but I do believe that a candidate can receive
> support from anybody in the continent.
> My understanding of the current election/voting process is that proxies are
> needed because of the physical presence requirement.
> E-voting will allow members who cannot be present at the meeting to vote.
> E-voting will then solve the proxy issue and there will be
> no need for proxies anymore.

exactly.. so we implement e-voting AND eliminate proxy voting in the by-laws!!

> In case AfriNIC choose to use the two voting systems (e-voting and physical)
> members present at the meeting will vote and those non present will use
> e-voting. There will be no need for proxies in this case too.

fine by me!!


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