[ALAC-Announce] NOW OPEN: At-Large Board Director Election

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Mon Nov 22 15:19:55 UTC 2010

Dear All,
In accordance with the At-Large Board Director selection time-line, the
online election for the Board Director starts today and ends on Thursday, 25
November at 2359 UTC. (see
All authorized participants - that being the members of the ALAC and the
RALO chairs - received their voting credentials by mail a couple of minutes
In accordance with Article VI, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws, ALAC members
Sébastien Bachollet and Alan Greenberg will not participate in this election
as they are among the  three final candidates. Sébastien Bachollet will be
replaced by Olivier Crépin-Leblond. However, in accordance with the NomCom
rules, Alan Greenberg cannot be replaced as he is a NomCom-selected member
of the ALAC. (see Article VI, Section 4 of ICANN Bylaws:
The complete list of eligible voters is attached below.
If you did not receive the message due to spam filtering or for some other
technical reason, you may access the poll at this URL and login with your
username and password:
Detailed information about the candidates is available under:
The question to be put will be the following:
Who should be selected as the At-Large Board Director?

PLEASE SELECT one (1) candidate from the list below.
With possible answers:
Sébastien Bachollet
Pierre Dandjinou   
Alan Greenberg
Please note this vote is a standard, plurality vote as opposed to STV
voting. This is an anonymous vote. It will not be possible to see live
results and who has voted so far.
In accordance with article 27.8 d) and e) of the ALAC rules of procedure,
the candidate receiving more than 50% of votes cast shall be declared the
winner. If no candidate receives more than 50% of votes cast, the candidate
with the least votes shall be removed. If there is a tie for last position,
a random selection by a method determined in advance by the ABSdt shall be
used to identify the candidate to be removed.
The ABSdt agreed to use the Excel Random Numbers formula in the event of a
tie. Random Numbers formula allows a random number to be picked out of a
given total of numbers.  In the event of a tie vote, At-Large Staff would
run the Excel Random Number formula in the presence of a member of ICANN¹s
Legal team.   
In the Excel Random Numbers formula, the candidates would be given the
numerical equivalent to the position of their family name in an alphabetical
order (e.g. if a winner was to be determined between Sébastien Bachollet and
Alan Greenberg,  Sébastien would be given the numerical value 1 and Alan
would be given the numerical value 2. If a winner was to be determined
between Pierre Dandjinou and Alan Greenberg, Pierre would be given the
numerical value 1 and Alan would be given the numerical value 2 etc.)
If no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast, there will be a
second round of voting. Should one candidate receive more than 50% of votes
cast, that candidate shall be declared the winner. If there is a tie, the
ABSdt agreed to use Excel Random Numbers formula to identify the winner.
(See ALAC rules 
Heidi Ullrich, Matthias Langenegger, Seth Greene, Gisella Gruber-White,
Marilyn Vernon, Kristina Nordström
ICANN At-Large Staff
email: staff[at]atlarge.icann.org
website: www.atlarge.icann.org
Eligible voters (total 19):
Hawa Diakité (ALAC member)
Mohamed El Bashir (ALAC member)
Dave Kissoondoyal (NomCom-selected ALAC member)
Fatimata Seye Sylla (Chair)
Cheryl Langdon-Orr (ALAC member)
James Seng (NomCom-selected ALAC member)
Vivek Vivekanandan (ALAC member)
Hong Xue (Chair)
Olivier Crépin-Leblond (replacement for Sébastien Bachollet)
Wolf Ludwig (Chair)
Adam Peake (NomCom-selected ALAC member)
Patrick Vande Walle (ALAC member)
Carlos Aguirre (ALAC member)
Sylvia Herlein Leite (ALAC member)
Andrés Piazza (Chair)
Carlton Samuels (NomCom-selected ALAC member)
Beau Brendler (ALAC member)
Evan Leibovitch (Chair)
Gareth Shearman (ALAC member)

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