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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Tue May 22 17:26:30 UTC 2012

On May 22, 2012, at 7:23 PM, Jackson Muthili wrote:

> 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.

All is doable and some have been tested already and available. We shall operate in compliance with laws, policies and local BCPs


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