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[rpd] Discussion about e-voting
Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Tue May 13 06:22:27 UTC 2014
Form my perspective, its a completely different issue.
People wearing different hats is part of life, and part of standard
business. Let me give you an example:
An individual holds directorships on multiple boards (this is very common
in business, and I can point to several examples).
That individual has the right to vote within the board structures of each
entity that he represents. Same thing.
Or, to put this another way, when an individual votes at the AfriNIC
elections, he does not vote as himself, he votes as a member. If the
member chooses to designate him the right to vote, that is their right as
member. To restrict an individual from representing multiple
organisations would be equivalent to saying, if you¹re a director of one
organisation, you cannot hold a directorship in another. If this were to
happen, it might be noted that this would potentially exclude a lot of
people from current and past boards who do hold directorships in other
As stated by Ademola, one voice, one vote. The only thing is, it is still
one voice one vote, where one voice = ONE MEMBER, the people actually
costing the votes are the members, NOT the individual who is merely the
instrument through which the members voice is heard.
That¹s my opinion anyway
On 5/13/14, 8:45 AM, "Nii Narku Quaynor" <quaynor at ghana.com> wrote:
>Just curious. How different is this multi hat different from holding
>proxy? I recall Afrinic has a limit on proxy?
>> On May 13, 2014, at 0:20, ademola at ng.lopworks.com wrote:
>> What I find rather absurd is one person having multiple votes. What
>>kind of election is that? It should be one voice one vote and that
>>should mean one individual one vote.
>> Ademola Osindero
>> CEO/Consulting Director,
>> Lopworks Limited
>> Original Message
>> From: Owen DeLong
>> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 11:14 PM
>> To: ademola at ng.lopworks.com
>> Cc: mje at posix.co.za; rpd at afrinic.net
>> Subject: Re: [rpd] Discussion about e-voting
>> I¹m sorry, but I think that is absurd. All it accomplishes is to force
>>organizations to scramble trying to find additional individuals to cast
>>their votes. It serves absolutely no useful purpose whatsoever, IMHO.
>>> On May 12, 2014, at 3:03 PM, ademola at ng.lopworks.com wrote:
>>> One individual one vote, irrespective of how many member organizations
>>>you are affiliated to. Once an individual's identity is associated with
>>>a member, then the person will cast vote for only that member and no
>>> Ademola Osindero
>>> CEO/Consulting Director,
>>> Lopworks Limited
>>> Original Message
>>> From: Owen DeLong
>>> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:58 PM
>>> To: mje at posix.co.za
>>> Cc: rpd at afrinic.net
>>> Subject: Re: Fwd: [rpd] Discussion about e-voting
>>>>> 2. Going forward IMHO I think we should discouraged multiple voting
>>>>> an individual for different members since the probability of voting
>>>>> differently is low and this only goes to increase votes across one
>>>>> side only. A "polished form" of election rigging. I know some will
>>>>> argue one can still like gin with different credentials and vote one
>>>>> sided but then :)
>>>>> Could someone from the community enlighten me on this please.
>>> To echo what Mark said in slightly less confrontational languageŠ
>>> One member, one vote. Each member should be able to choose who casts
>>>the vote on behalf of that member. I see nothing wrong with members who
>>>wish to have the same person represent their interests doing so. It is
>>>not election rigging if 25 different member organizations all select
>>>the same person to cast votes on their behalf. Presumably each member
>>>organization is capable of choosing a voting representative who will
>>>vote in a manner consistent with their desires and interests. Likely if
>>>they were each forced to choose a different person in order to avoid
>>>being disenfranchised as you propose, you would simply see a larger
>>>group of voters who are potentially less informed and less motivated. I
>>>do not think that would be beneficial to AfriNIC, to the community, nor
>>>to the members.
>>> It seems to me that this is not in any way equivalent to stuffing the
>>>ballot box or rigging the election. If those organizations all pick the
>>>same person to represent them, either they trust that person to share
>>>their ideals/needs/wants or they trust that person to vote as they
>>>instruct on their behalf. In either case, that person is legitimately
>>>exercising the vote designated by the member organization on behalf of
>>>each member organization.
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