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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Tue May 22 15:23:33 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM, gift <gift at> wrote:
> A proxy is simply some one who has been asked by a qualifying member to vote
> on their behalf. Appointment of a proxy is a member's right at law. Its most
> likely that proxies will remain relevant even in case of e-voting. Take the
> example of member A who has not yet decided the way he wants to vote until
> the face to face meeting where discussions will be held including candidate
> presentations gives their proxy to B to vote at the meeting (paper ballot or
> e-vote). There could well be many other reasons why one would still want to
> appoint a proxy. Surely the member is entitled to such an option and if
> denied is at liberty to assert such rights. The best would be promote
> e-voting as the main method but to leave other options open. It is mos
> likely that at a meeting where e-voting is being used and the facilities are
> easily available and simple to use, nobody will insist on paper ballots.

Ok Gift, so proxy appointment is relevant, required by law.
Then also make that proxy process electronic! no papers!!!

In member electronic voting profile, assign voting right to another
individual. E-voting system send e-mail to that individual which
contains something, like password or another authorization parameter
used to connect to voting profile of member who issued that token - so
as to vote on that members behalf.

That is one suggestion. Other suggestion to maintain legally required
proxy system, but make electronic proxy system coherent and integral
part of e-vote are welcome.

> Rgds
> GS

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