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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Tue May 22 09:34:18 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at> wrote:
> On 2012-05-22, at 12:16 PM, Jackson Muthili wrote:
>>> I would like to point out that In the new bylaws proposal, we went a bit further to even limit the number of proxies that a member can carry to 5. All this has also to be read in the spirit of the use of an e-voting platform. I don't however think that we can completely get ride of Proxies.
>> Yes we can.
>> I see no base using proxy method (and therefore ballot paper) when an
>> e-vote system is in place.
>> Defeats the entire purpose of e-vote mechanism, no?
>> Why do you envision need for proxy with e-vote online is in place?
> Because we are in Africa and in our region you can not guaranty at 100% that
> people will have access to be able to vote online (there are multiple possible
> reasons - not only limited to availability of Internet access). Further to that in a
> vote like this one you want to give as much possible options to people to
> express their choice. Limiting the means of vote can be seen restrictive.

When list of candidates are ready by nomcom, e-vote can be open to
stakeholders for period of at least 2 weeks and longer. I dont think
an individual representing a functioning company is completely offline
for 2 weeks and even when many companies have 2 and more contacts.

It will not be possible in this day and age that a company of such
calibre as afrinic member will not be able to make an electronic vote
for whatever reason in a 2 weeks duration!

> That being said if the majority want to get ride of Proxy, we will do. But I'm pretty
> sure (from experience) that we will soon find ourselves here discussing the same
> thing as soon someone will be unable to vote online because he was sick and
> unable to access his mail during the period the online voting was opened :-).

If we have an e-vote system, please completely get rid of the proxy.

> - a.

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