Nomination of Candidates:
Open: 15 September 2015 at 00:00 UTC
Close: 6 October 2014 at 23.59 UTC
One Candidate per "Geographic Region": Africa; Asia Pacific; Europe and North America and two candidates for the Latin America/Caribbean Islands Region shall be elected to the ccNSO Council
Call for Nominations
The ICANN Bylaws Section 4 (Membership), paragraph 8 state:
"Any ccNSO member may nominate an individual to serve as a ccNSO Council member representing the ccNSO member's Geographic Region. Nominations must be seconded by another ccNSO member from the same Geographic Region."
With exception of the Latin American and Caribbean Region, each member can nominate one candidate for election to the ccNSO Council and each member can second one candidate.
Further, due to the special circumstances in the Latin American and Caribbean region, where one Council member stepped down before the end of term, members of the Latin American and Caribbean Region can nominate a second candidate. The nominations and secondments from the LAC region clearly need to indicate the year the nominee's term is to end, by adding "March 2017" or “March 2019" after the nominee's name.
Candidates do not need to be resident in the region or a citizen of a country within the region in which they stand for election.
In order to be able to nominate or second a candidate, the ccTLD manager must be a member of the ccNSO by 15 September 2015.
Nominations or Seconds should be sent by e-mail to the Nominations Manager at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: If you send a Nomination or Second you will receive an email from ICANN asking you to confirm that you have sent an email to email@example.com. For your Nomination or Second to be valid you MUST respond to the email requesting confirmation.
Archives to be found at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/ccnso-nominations/.
Please use this template for nominations:
Template for Nomination:
1 Region for which nomination is being made:
2a. Full name of the candidate being nominated:
2b. E-mail address of the candidate being nominated:
3a. Full name of the nominator:
3b. ccTLD and region of the nominator
3c. E-mail address of the nominator:
All nominations must be seconded by another ccNSO member in the same region.
Please use this template for seconding nominations:
Template for Seconding a Nomination:
1. Full name of nominator whose candidate is being seconded:
2. Full name of the candidate being seconded:
3a. Full name of the seconder:
3b. ccTLD and region of the seconder
3c. E-mail address of the seconder:
The Nominations Manager will confirm the nomination, by sending an e-mail to the candidate requesting their acceptance.
Nominations will be archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/ccnso-nominations/.
The Nominations Manager shall confirm the list of the Nominees. In the event that a region has more than 1 nominee per seat, an election in that region will be called.