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

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat May 10 23:40:21 UTC 2014

On May 10, 2014, at 6:29 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at> wrote:

> Hello Owen, 
> On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 2:13 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> Actually, an alternative to this might be to in real time, be able to lock each voter receiving a paper ballot out of eligibility for e-vote while leaving e-vote open. In such a case, at the time the person requests a paper ballot, you could:
>         1.      Lock them out of e-vote.
>         2.      Verify they have not yet e-voted.
>         3.      Issue the paper ballot.
> In this way, you can leave e-voting open until the close of the election, but still
> provide for paper voting as well.
> You have just stated what i have been trying to communicate. I hope your attempt gets clearer to us all. That is why i said if that online voting platform does not have that feature; to allow those 3 items above then it needs to be further developed.

I confess complete ignorance on the implementation details of the AfriNIC e-vote system. However, assuming it is in-house or open-source software (and it really should be at least one of those things, otherwise, how can it be trusted?), then adding the code necessary to support that workflow shouldn’t be incredibly difficult in any sane system.

IMHO, it’s too late to change the system before Djibouti, but it would be great if those in the know came to Djibouti prepared to discuss the matter in earnest, including cost/work estimates for adding the required features, staff training, etc. that would be necessary.


> +1 to every other comments you mentioned below
> <<sniped>>
> Cheers!
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