[EURO-Discuss] Outcomes of the Teleconference: EURALO Voting and Ballot Details

Nick Ashton-Hart nick.ashton-hart at icann.org
Sat May 5 10:46:07 EDT 2007

2007 EURALO Election Details*

Incorporating the decisions recommended to the region on the  
teleconference of 4 May 2007

ELECTION PERIOD: Noon UTC, Friday 11 May to Noon UTC, Wednesday 16th  

VOTERS: The designated voters (1 per ALS) of ALSes who have signed  
the Memorandum of Understanding with ICANN either in-person at the  
Lisbon ICANN meeting or digitally via electronic mail - at any time  
before the beginning of the voting - Text available from the RALO  
Organising Instruments page.

CANDIDATES: All those nominated up to the end of the teleconference  
on 4th May 2007 (see below for complete list)

NUMBER OF BOARD SEATS: The strong recommendation of those on the  
teleconference was that there should be 7 members of the initial  
board. If there is any objection to this number, then the call's  
strong recommendation is that there should be a section on the ballot  
for each voter to pick from amongst the following options for the  
number of total seats: 5, 7, 9

Voting For the ALAC Candidates:

Each voter may vote for two candidates amongst the field of three
If Ms. Cretu's candidature is viewed as invalid by the Office of the  
ICANN GC then the two remaining candidates will be voted on.
The terms of the two seats are staggered. Whichever candidate  
receives the larger share of the vote shall have the two-year term.  
The candidate receiving the next-highest number of votes shall  
receive the one year term.
The two candidates receiving the the most votes will be elected. The  
remaining candidate, (if any) will be subject to election to the  
Board (see below for details)
Voting For the EURALO Board:

The ballot for the board will list all of the current nominees for  
board seats, of which there are twelve (12) (reproduced below and  
also at Meeting Notes 4 May 2007.)
This list includes the three candidates for ALAC seats.
If there is a candidate for an ALAC seat who does not get elected,  
that person may be seated as a board member (but see below). No  
candidate for ALAC may be elected to both an ALAC seat AND a board  
seat, however.
The actual ballot will work as follows (subject to the capability of  
the voting system to be able to accomodate this procedure; if it is  
not, then we will let you know what can be done which is as close to  
the below as possible:
Each voter will rank, in order of preference, ALL the board nominees.
The voting system will then produce a list, which incorporates the  
preferences expressed.
The board members who will be elected are the top 'N' listed, from  
the top of the list on down. The Number 'N' shall be either:
In the case that no objection is raised to the call's recommendation  
of seven (7) members: 7
In the case that an objection is raised, then the number shall be  
that number from the selection above (5,7,9) which receives the most  

It was not decided on the call how to determine which board members  
would receive one year terms, and which would receive two, as per the  
Bylaws, Clause 9.5.2. Therefore, the staff recommends the following:

The top 1/2 of the list of preferences from the board election  
(rounded to the nearest whole number, depending upon the number of  
seats), will receive two-year terms, and the bottom 1/2 will receive  
one-year terms.
staff proposal. Keep in mind, however, that it might be viewed as  
less than ideal to have another ballot, immediately after the first,  
to decide who shall have what length of term from amongst those elected.


At-Large uses a voting system provided by BigPulse  
(www.bigpulse.com). The authorised voter will receive an  
individualised email, with a clickable link as well as manual login  
instructions, which are individually-generated. The system will be  
setup to provide a secret ballot, and the ICANN staff will ensure  
that the system produces a reminder email 48 hours before the vote  
closes, and then again 24 hours before the vote closes, to any voter  
who has not yet voted to help ensure that they do cast a vote. We  
will also setup a URL where anyone will be able to see the results of  
the vote for themselves to ensure transparency with respect to the  
results. This URL will be forwarded to both European email lists.


For the two ALAC seats

Patrick Vande Walle
Sebastien Bachollet
Veronica Cretu
For the EURALO Board

Rudi Vansnick
Vittorio Bertola
Christoph Bruch
Desiree Miloshevic
Bill Drake
Jeanette Hofmann
Karen Banks
Wolf Ludwig
Paco de Qinto
Patrick Vande Walle
Sebastien Bachollet
Veronica Cretu
* Also available at: https://st.icann.org/euralo/index.cgi? 

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