[NA-Discuss] Voting None of the Above Re: .
eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 19:46:07 UTC 2012
Can someone nominates a candidate named "none of the above"?
On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Garth Bruen at Knujon.com <
gbruen at knujon.com> wrote:
> I would encourage anyone to vote their conscience or put their own name
> forward while time is left.
> With that said please consider that I put my name forward partly for the
> sake of competition within the group. I had no expectations to win by
> Also, these positions are about responsibility and not authority. We are
> volunteers and a coordinator of other volunteers is never an easy task.
> However, I'm hoping for the opportunity to increase voices in the region.
> From: "Avri Doria" <avri at ella.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:24 PM
> To: "NA-Discuss Discuss" <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
> Subject: [NA-Discuss] Voting None of the Above Re: .
> > On 15 Jul 2012, at 14:07, Alan Greenberg wrote:
> >> At this point, unless I missed something, we have just one volunteer for
> >> the position starting at the end of the AGM, so if that does not change,
> >> the past practice would be to acclaim the winner. I Presume there will
> >> a discussion this Monday on whether to try to formally fill the position
> >> in the interim, or follow a more ad hoc process.
> > Although I don't have a vote, and could not even make the last meeting,
> > and thus really have no standing in this topic, I have to say that I
> > not be able to vote in an election where there was just a single
> > for an office without such an option - and will recommend to the voter in
> > my ALS that he not do so.
> > Now others have offered that this is a reasonable option, but I disagree,
> > as that removes someones ability to vote. If the only way I can vote no
> > is to not vote, my vote has been removed.
> > Aside: Even on local elections, if there is only one candidate, I write
> > "None of the above." because I beleive that having a choice is more
> > important in the democratic process than any particular choice
> > If people hate the idea of a none of the above option, perhaps we need a
> > write in option.
> > As for the vote versus the consensus, i think this favors the few who
> > actually attend the meeting and does not draw in the rest of the
> > membership. While I think picking an interim chair by consensus of those
> > present is an OK thing, I really think that voting is necessary for
> > leadership positions - otherwise it is always the active few that makes
> > the decisions - shutting out the rest of the membership. No wonder they
> > don't really care about what goes on - it is a 'make the meetings or
> > world.
> > One of the major accusations people have about ICANN politics is that it
> > is all done by self-selected cliques. This feeds into that mentality.
> > avri
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