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[rpd] Accountability assessment - PDP review?
aalain at trstech.net
Sat Oct 29 11:59:37 UTC 2016
> On Oct 29, 2016, at 2:36 PM, sm+afrinic at elandsys.com wrote:
> Hi Alain,
> At 01:56 29-10-2016, ALAIN AINA wrote:
>> Under a normal election process, i may have chance to google for candidates background, but what would i look for ?
>> experience with AFRINIC PDP? experience with Working Group ? experience with Internet Number ressources management ?
>> As we have multiple chairs, skills and expertises needed at some point, may not always be the same.
> The is a description of the responsibilities of the Chairs at http://afrinic.net/en/community/elections/pdwg-election It does not list any of the above. There is a video about the last selection of a Chair at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR6UNQnrqcs The video shows the Chair of Afrinic Ltd refreshing the memory of one of the candidates.
> If the persons voting for or against a candidate believe that one or more of the points which are listed above are required, I assume that they would use that for their decision.
>> I also point to cases of co-chairs election of the fly where one did not have that chance
>> And voting for co-chairs is by show of hands of people attending a particular public policy meeting.
> Ernest commented that according to the PDP the voting is done by a show of hands. The election of the Chair used to be done by secret ballot. In cases where there were last minute problems, the selection was done through a mechanism proposed by the Chair of Afrinic Ltd. As those are recurring problems, I suggest documenting how the election/selection is supposed to be done.
Ack. We must now document and be explicit all times.
But my main point here was that people voting in the room at a moment do not have necessary have a clue of what is going on and just vote as asked.
May be gauge the support to candidates on mailing list before the elections ?
> S. Moonesamy
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