[NA-Discuss] VOTE ANNOUNCEMENT: NARALO Election May 2015 - Secretariat

Stephanie Perrin stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Wed May 20 21:00:37 UTC 2015

I am relieved to hear this Evan!
Stephanie Perrin
On 15-05-20 3:55 AM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Hi Leah.
> Just a note, to you and all other ALS representatives: These votes are 
> held by secret ballot. You need not broadcast your intentions unless 
> you explicitly wish to do so.
> In addition to the "VOTE ANNOUNCEMENT" emails which go to the entire 
> mailing list, every ALS representative should by now have personally 
> received two separate emails with the subject "VOTE CREDENTIALS" -- 
> one for the Secretariat and one for the ALAC representative.
> (Individual non-ALS members should have received similar but slightly 
> different ballots.)
> Each of these "credentials" emails contains a link that is private to 
> you, that enables you to vote using a web service called "BigPulse". 
> Upon voting you will receive a coded receipt that can be used in case 
> of challenge or irregularity.
> Results are tabulated automatically by BigPulse and relayed to ICANN 
> staff at the close of the election period.
> ICANN staff could if they wanted extract information on who voted 
> which way, but that would only be required in case of a challenge and 
> this has not yet IIRC been required in the history of ALAC. What is 
> more often done is that ICANN staff typically query BigPulse halfway 
> through a voting period, in order to send reminders to those who have 
> not yet voted.
> HTH.
> - Evan
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