ALAC Officers Election Schedule

 

12 November 2010 Election Call is sent by ALAC Chair

26 November 2010 Deadline for Officer Nominations

28 November 2010 Chair to post to the public ALAC list an “election summary” message

28 November – 10 December 2010 Nominations are discussed

3 December 2010 Deadline for Nominees to Accept their Nomination

5 December 2010 Start of AGM

10-11 December 2010 Election of ALAC Officers

13 December 2010 Election Results announced

13 December 2010 New ALAC Officers take their seats

 

Election Schedule with ROP Explanations

 

12 November 2010 Election Call is sent by ALAC Chair              

ROP Article 9.1:

No earlier than one calendar month and no later than three weeks before the beginning of an ICANN Meeting where an ALAC officer has to be elected, the current Chair Chair of the ALAC will send to the public ALAC list an “election call” message, listing the officers that are to be elected at that ICANN Meeting, asking for nominations, and stating the deadline according to the following paragraph 9.2.

 

26 November 2010 Deadline for Officer Nominations

ROP Article 9.2:

The deadline for nominations for all open officer positions shall be 14 (fourteen) days after the date of the “election call”. Only delegates can nominate or self-nominate, by posting a message to the public ALAC list. Anyone who will or has a chance to meet eligibility requirements after the next ICANN Annual General Meeting can be nominated; it is not necessary for nominees to meet eligibility requirements at the moment of the nomination, but, if elected, they will have to meet them before taking their seat. Nominations of individuals who will not meet the eligibility requirements after the closure of the next Annual General Meeting are invalid.

 

28 November 2010 Chair to post to the public ALAC list an “election summary” message

ROP 9.4

9.4 After the deadline for nomination acceptance has passed and either:

9.4.1 not less than seven (7) days before the opening of the ICANN Meeting, if a regular election, or;

9.4.2 within seven (7) days from the end of the nomination acceptance period, if a vacancy is being filled between Annual General Meetings the Chair will post to the public ALAC list an “election summary” message. This message will contain a summary of all valid nominations for any open position. In the message, the Chair will also notify the day and time in which the actual vote will happen; such day and time must be either:

9.4.3 For regular elections: between the beginning and the closure of the ICANN Meeting, except when the Meeting is also the Annual General Meeting. In this latter case, the date and time of the vote shall be within the first 48 (forty-eight) hours after the closure of the Annual General Meeting; thus, the electorate will include the delegates whose term starts at the closure of that Annual General Meeting, and will not include the former ALAC members whose term ends at the closure of that Annual General Meeting, or:

9.4.4 Where a vacancy arises in mid-year: the electorate shall consist of those delegates who are currently serving ALAC Members

 

28 November – 10 December 2010 Nominations are discussed

ROP Article 9.5:

Nominations shall then be discussed on the public ALAC list, via instant messaging services or by telephone, and/or at the physical ALAC meetings during the ICANN Meetings, as applicable.

 

3 December 2010 Deadline for Nominees to Accept their Nomination

ROP Article 9.3:

Nominations must be accepted by the nominee by sending a message of acceptance to the public ALAC list (or to the person who nominated them, who will then forward it to the public ALAC list, if they do not have posting privileges to the public ALAC list at the time) by the deadline of 7 (seven) days after the deadline for nominations. Nominations that are not accepted are invalid.

 

5 December 2010 Start of AGM

 

10-11 December 2010 Election of ALAC Officers

ROP 9.4:

9.4.3 For regular elections: between the beginning and the closure of the ICANN Meeting, except when the Meeting is also the Annual General Meeting. In this latter case, the date and time of the vote shall be within the first 48 (forty-eight) hours after the closure of the Annual General Meeting; thus, the electorate will include the delegates whose term starts at the closure of that Annual General Meeting, and will not include the former ALAC members whose term ends at the closure of that Annual General Meeting, or:

9.4.4 Where a vacancy arises in mid-year: the electorate shall consist of those delegates who are currently serving ALAC Members

 

ROP 9.6:

At the day and time of the vote, delegates will be provided (by staff or a delegated disinterested third party) with a mechanism for voting that meets the following requirements:

9.6.1 It allows for each delegate to cast their vote in a confidential manner, so that no other delegate or officer shall know it;

9.6.2 It allows for delegates who are not physically present to cast their vote remotely (also in advance of the day and time of the vote, if they are unavailable at that moment

9.6.3 Each delegate can cast up to one preference for each open position, picking among the list of validly nominated individuals published at rule 9.4. Votes for other individuals are considered equivalent to abstention.

 

13 December 2010 Election Results announced

 

13 December 2010 New ALAC Officers take their seats at the end of the AGM