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Election process (was re: [rpd] AFRINIC Board Elections - 2014: Call for Nominations)

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Thu May 8 14:41:58 UTC 2014

On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM, McTim <dogwallah at> wrote:

> On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 8:26 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at>
> wrote:
> > - For those 2 points above to be a reason means that there is definitely
> > some further development that needs to be done on the online voting
> > platform. The platform should be able to filter out already voted members
> > from those who haven’t
> I believe this work has already been done, and therefore only members in
> good
> standing who have NOT voted electronically may vote f2f.
> If you have both running concurrently, then you eliminate this ability
> to exclude those
> who have already voted.

I get your point here, however the way this could happen is to have a
"temporary out of service period" before the AGM commences. Members who
have not voted online can be filtered out and with that data anyone who
collects the paper ballot gets disabled from online voting.

In that sense, the online voting status becomes the reference point before
ballot paper can be given to any member. Any member who receives ballot
then gets DISABLED from online voting.

> I see the advantage in this of course, but it does leave open the
> possibility that 2 people, working in concert can at least attempt to
> double vote.  One person could even do it with the right timing.
> With my proposed option above, I think double voting can only be possible
if the voting platform administrator allows it. (by enabling a member to
vote online and also giving him/her ballot paper)

> I don't think it is a question of resources, but rather of election
> integrity.
> This is what i presume we all desire.

If I recall correctly, there is only one person (the CEO) who is able to
> obtain the results of the e-vote and he does this just before the f2f vote.

Well you know that, but the community doesn't so why not remove any
possible prior knwoledge of voting results by any individual.

The NomCom is always looking for volunteers. I encourage all to raise their
> hands next time for this necessary but often thankless task.

+1 we all can't site within nomcom, but we all can contribute to its
improvement. Nomcom should inturn make good use of comments/contribution
provided by the community.

> @Adam, I believe the By-Laws call for a paper ballot, but those could be
> changed by the BoD as needed.
> Mmm...does it mean the online voting is not legitimately correct? which
may not be the case as E-voting is defined in the bylaw. Me thinks the
voting process may not have totally transitioned to online because the
online voting is still in a "pilot stage". The ultimate desire will be to
see it fully transition to electronic.


Kind Regards


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