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

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Sat May 10 08:21:11 UTC 2014

Hello Mr Chair/nomcom,

May we know if this suggestion from the community is going to be
implemented for this coming election?

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in nomcom.

sent from Google nexus 4
kindly excuse brevity and typos.
On 10 May 2014 07:04, "Noah Maina" <mainanoa at> wrote:

> ++1 suen
> I would lean on this suggestion as it makes more sense and both online
> counting and physical counting should be done simultaneously.
> Noah
> You got into the party when we all have had a fair share of the drinks ;)
> The drunken part of me is therefore agreeing that the only fix is to go
> electronic 100%. However the conscious part of me still thinks it's not
> good ethics to have a voting means shutdown before the other for the same
> election.
> In view of this, I will suggest that while closing of online voting is
> done a day before AGM, it's actual unlocking/counting of votes should be
> done same time with counting of paper based. This means that as staff clear
> a member for online voting such member is struck out from the members list.
> Hope this is an acceptable compromise otherwise I am open to why this
> isn't.
> Regards
> sent from Google nexus 4
> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
> On 9 May 2014 15:16, "Douglas Onyango" <ondouglas at> wrote:
>> Hi Seun, et al,
>> Sorry I am joining the party  late, but given my experience on the
>> Nomcom, my few cents are inline:
>> On 8 May 2014 09:05, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at> wrote:
>> > - The electronic voting is starting before getting the opportunity to
>> hear
>> > from the contestants. In view of this, does it mean
>> > 1. There will be no time when the contestant will speak to the community
>> > (i.e the only information posted on the website is what will be used for
>> > both at online and f2f voting)
>> My recollection is that the comment period, and the feedback form
>> specifically is designed to allow pre-f2f online engagement . It is
>> Nomcom's expectation that by the time of the f2f, the electorate
>> should have interacted via this platform to form an opinion on the
>> candidate. It is also for this reason that the speech at the f2f is
>> trimmed to a minuscule 2 or so minutes.
>> > 2. The speech of the contestants will be uploaded before the electronic
>> > voting starts and further speaking opportunity awarded to contestants
>> > present at f2f
>> In the past, recorded speeches have only been for candidates who are
>> not at the f2f in person and as such this is not available to the
>> public until the other candidates are speaking -- typically minutes
>> from the voting.
>> > - The closing date for the online voting has been set to end before
>> f2f; as
>> > mentioned in the last AGM why does the online voting have to close
>> earlier
>> > than the f2f voting?
>> The online vote has to be tallied and our current procedure specifies
>> that the tallying happens before the elections which makes sense if
>> you asked me because three trustees have to unlock the votes with
>> their private keys around the same time. Leaving this until the paper
>> ballot is tempting fate: Internet connectivity or one of the trustees
>> may just not be present. This can jeopardize the entire exercise as
>> there might not be enough time to fix the issue.
>> On 8 May 2014 14:48, McTim <dogwallah at> wrote:
>> > 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.
>> Not entirely accurate. The online voting system is designed such that
>> the result is unlocked and tallied by three trustees. These
>> individuals have to validate the result and as such have knowledge of
>> it.
>> Regards,
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