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

Saul saul at
Thu May 8 15:54:31 UTC 2014

Certainly make the counting instantaneous. Computers are far more accurate!

Also, what is the purpose of having to submit ID/passport documents to be 
able to get the BPKI certificate?

If you have a login, you should be able to certified. I am sure that there 
are many issues with holding copies  of these documents and people around 
the continent not wanting to freely submit these documents.

From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf Of 
Scott Leibrand
Sent: 08 May 2014 05:25 PM
To: Seun Ojedeji
Cc: nomcom2014; rpd
Subject: Re: Election process (was re: [rpd] AFRINIC Board Elections - 2014: 
Call for Nominations)

Another possibility is to do all voting electronically, and have anyone 
wishing to vote from the f2f meeting do so online as well. You would want to 
provide enough terminals to allow anyone without their own device to be able 
to vote at the f2f meeting.


On May 8, 2014, at 9:41 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at 
<mailto:seun.ojedeji at> > wrote:

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

On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 8:26 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at 
<mailto: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 
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 

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



Seun Ojedeji,
Federal University Oye-Ekiti
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