[NA-Discuss] 2nd revision of NARALO Operating Procedures

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Aug 8 20:07:27 UTC 2013

At 08/08/2013 02:12 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>Doesn't the second sentence of #13 contradict #19?

No, as 13 is only for ALAC seats and 19 is for Chair/Secretariat.

>In any case I still prefer the original form of #13; if you like add 
>the word "secret" before "vote" but I'm not sure what is broken in 
>this specific spot that needs fixing. That NARALO has used consensus 
>more often than other regions is IMO a feature, not a bug, and 
>needless synchronization with other regions for its own sake is not 
>a worthwhile goal.

As noted, I can live with the old form. The new version just 
explicitly gives the Chair the ability to make a judgement call and 
stay within the rules.

>I thought were were going for a minimal set of changes to 
>accommodate problems specifically raised by the current voting 
>situation; anything beyond that should be off the table right now.

Someone raised the issue and I responded. Happy to back it out. It is 
a bit past what we NEED to do now.


>On 8 August 2013 12:48, Alan Greenberg 
><<mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
>Based on comments, I have made a few more changes. These are shown in BLUE.
>12/13. Normal procedure in the ALAC is now to hold secret votes for 
>elections/selections that are contended. The changes to 12 and 13 
>allow the NARALO to do this as well. This is in fact how we have 
>been operating, so the change just ratifies our existing behavior.
>16. Correct and error that said a suspended ALS could regain their 
>active status by voting, but voting is the thing they are not 
>allowed to do if inactive. Also added a provision whereby NARALO can 
>request the the ALAC de-certify an essentially defunct ALS. The ALAC 
>would still need to conduct due diligence, so the procedures in 
>NARALO do not need to be exceedingly detailed.
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