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[rpd] Nomcom feedback to PDWG

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Sun Jun 9 08:17:13 UTC 2019

I have to agree with Owen here,

Elections must be entirely free, fair and without advantage to any candidate – and the approach proposed here – does not create that inclusive and fair environment. Expedience cannot be used to justify a deviation from standard election process where everyone stands equal


From: Owen DeLong <owen at>
Sent: Sunday, 9 June 2019 10:43
To: Dewole Ajao <dewole at>
Cc: 2019 NomCom <nomcom2019 at>; rpd at; Iyedi Goma <iyedigoma at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Nomcom feedback to PDWG

I absolutely oppose this mechanism.

There’s no reason whatsoever that Sami should have any priority or advantage over the other candidates.


> On Jun 8, 2019, at 12:05, Dewole Ajao <dewole at<mailto:dewole at>> wrote:
> A simple solution to clear any confusion would be for the Nomination Committee to send out a fresh announcement listing the final slate of candidates after their considerations have been done.
> Elections Committee should at this point also state how the seats would be filled so that everyone is clear about that. There have been suggestions on how to fill the positions; better to sort them out now rather than waste scarce time on the policy day.
> My suggestion (and I may be biased) is this:
> Since a current co-chair (Sami) is running, show of hands to see if the working group is in support of Sami retaining his seat. If majority in support of Sami continuing, then remainder of the election is for one seat going to whichever of the remaining candidates has the maximum votes.
> If the outcome of the first vote is not in favour of current co-chair taking a seat by default, then second round of voting can be for 2 seats possibly using the option of higher votes getting the longer term.
> Again, this is just my point of view.
> Regards,
> Dewole.
>> On 6/8/2019 5:25 PM, Ish Sookun wrote:
>> Hi Serge,
>>> On 6/8/19 2:21 PM, Iyedi Goma wrote:
>>> The Nomination Committee reviewed the nomination of the persons who
>>> submitted their documentation. The Nomination Committee Chair contacted
>>> each nominee to notify him/her of the decision.
>> Is this particular update referring to all the nominees, nominees that
>> complained or only nominees that remained after the NomCom filter.
>> The text "persons who submitted their documentation" requires more
>> clarity IMHO.
>> Regards,
>> Ish Sookun
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