[AFRI-Discuss] Call for election

Nick Ashton-Hart Nick.Ashton-Hart at icann.org
Fri Sep 5 04:44:17 EDT 2008

Dear Didier:

Thanks for this, however, it doesn't make clear how the region wishes to conduct the elections, how long the nomination period is for, how long the vote will be open, or the other elements that are required.

Could you please let us know:

 *   The length of the nomination period and the start and end date:
 *   The length of the period for accepting nominations and the start and end date:
 *   The length of the voting for those nominees who have accepted the nomination and the start and end date:

The Staff had recommended the following by email to the region on 3rd September 2008:

"The AFRALO instruments do not contain specific provisions governing the election process. It is therefore suggested that the following election process shall be adopted :

 *   The regional Secretariat will make a call for election no later than seven weeks before the start of the annual ICANN meeting (14 September 2008)
 *   Nominations shall be accepted for two weeks after the Secretariat calls for nominations (until 28 September 2008)
 *   The nominees need to accept their nomination no later than seven days after the nomination period ends  (05 October 2008)
 *   The election shall begin no later than one week after the end of the  acceptance deadline (12 October 2008) and end not later than two weeks before the start of the annual ICANN meeting. (19 October 2008). In other words, votes would actually be cast between 12 to 19 October 2008. "

On 05/09/2008 08:52, "Didier Kasole" <dkasole at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear all

There will be one  AFRALO ALAC representative up for election this year as

Hawa Diakité's term ends at the close of the Cairo meeting. According to the
MOU signed with ICANN that state that states that the length of the
nomination period shall be "a reasonable period" (MOU:2) without mentioning
a specific eletion date. Additionally, it states that terms shall be of one
year (MOU 2) but to be in accordance with the ICANN bylaws and to allow for
staggered terms, the length of the African ALAC representatives shall be set
to two years.

Nommination should be done within a week time.

Kind regards



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