[NA-Discuss] VOTE RESULTS: 2013 NARALO Secretary Selection
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Jul 20 07:01:50 UTC 2013
In thinking about what kind of rule we could create to ensure that we
do not have ties, this is what I came up with and it has the support
of Evan and Garth (Eduardo was reachable)
We need to cover the situation of more than the situation where there
are more than two candidates, but the immediate situation is not that complex.
On consultation with a number of people, we came up with four
alternatives of what to do if there was a tie in a race for a RALO leaders.
1. Random selection.
2. RALO Chair casts a second vote
3. ALAC Chair casts a vote
4. The three ALAC members from North America cast a secret vote,
without the option to abstain.
Option 1 is a common solution and is easy. I could live with this,
but I would prefer that we not use random choice to select our leaders.
Option 2 is probably a good choice for the case of Secretariat, since
the Chair will have to work closely with the winner. However, I find
it problematic in the case of a Chair election where the incumbent is
running again, since that puts the Chair in the position of selecting
him/herself. Also, I am uncomfortable with introducing this new
process without the candidates knowing about it at the start.
Option 3 is probably reasonable, but I would prefer that if we go
this way, we decide on it on an all-region basis (that is, to have
the ALAC Chair intercede in a RALO selection process).
Option 4 keeps the decision in the region and I find it the most
palatable option certainly in the short term.
Based on comments, I would be happy to draw up an amendment to our
At 20/07/2013 02:16 AM, you wrote:
>The election for NARALO Secretariat (candidates: Darlene Thompson
>and Glenn McKnight) has resulted in a tie vote.
>NARALO Operating Principles do not cover this eventuality. At-Large
>Staff has consulted with available ALAC Members from the region as
>well as the NARALO Chair on what process to use to address the situation.
>The consensus is that the vote for Secretariat should be rerun, but
>prior to that, NARALO must amend its rules to ensure that on the
>re-vote, the possibility of a tie in officer selections is addressed.
>Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber,
>Nathalie Peregrine and Julia Charvolen ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
>staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org%3cmailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>>
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