[ALAC] ALS certification and decertification votes

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Fri Oct 3 17:30:00 UTC 2014

Most votes would be open. Our rules allow someone 
to explain their vote if they wish (particularly 
a no or abstain). For those few votes where there 
is no recommendation from the RALO, the vote 
would be secret, BUT we would be able to 
privately request a rationale for the vote.

You are correct (in my view) that in an ideal 
world, the ALAC members, who have an obligation 
to support the ALAC, At-Large and ICANN, could 
vote against the wishes of some in their RALO, 
and could justify this. The same is true for 
personnel votes, and some parts of ICANN have those open as well.

But I am not sure ALAC members are paid enough to 
subject them to possible harassment if we can easily remedy it.


At 03/10/2014 01:17 PM, sandra hoferichter wrote:
>Hi all, my thoughts on one point. I understand 
>or self as being privileged in terms that most 
>of us are elected by their RALOs to represent 
>their interest. They put trust in us. Sometimes 
>we have to take decisions such as certification 
>and decertification. I see the point of personal 
>relationships within a RALO - which might be 
>challenged depending on he vote. BUT as we have 
>a certain responsibility here I think all of us 
>should take that burden to justify a decision 
>personally within the region and globally as a 
>group. This would be in my POV the most democratic approach.
>Best Sandra
>(Note: This message was send from my iPhone - I 
>do apologise for any misspelling.)
> > Am 03.10.2014 um 17:52 schrieb Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org>:
> >
> > On 3 October 2014 11:42, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> You are saying that your suggestion for for 2 would be:
> >>
> >> 2. We have general agreement that for certification votes where there is
> >> definitive regional advice, we should have standard open votes. For cases
> >> where there is not definitive regional 
> advice, how ALAC members vote should
> >> not be published.
> >
> > ​Yes, that is a clearer expression of my internt. Thanks.​
> >
> > ​- Evan​
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