"The ccNSO Council shall make selections to fill Seats 11 and 12 on the Board by written ballot or by action at a meeting; any such selection must have affirmative votes of a majority of all the members of the ccNSO Council then in office. Notification of the ccNSO Council's selections shall be given by the ccNSO Council Chair in writing to the ICANN Secretary, consistent with Article VI, Sections 8(4) and 12(1)."
The ccNSO Council and ccNSO members have decided that before making the nomination of a Director, the ccNSO members shall be entitled to vote for the nominee they would like to see on the ICANN Board.
Only ccNSO members will be eligible to nominate or second a candidate for seat 12 on the ICANN Board.
Only ccNSO members will be eligible to vote in the election of a candidate.
Nominations may be made by a member and seconded by a member.
Voting will be by secret email ballot, that is, the ballot is identified only by a code and not by a name.
The email voting will be ratified by the Election Manager.
An electoral list will be published.
- 17th November 2008: Nominations period starts.
- 08th December 2008: Nominations Process Closes
- 09 December 2008 - 15 December: Acceptance of Nomination by Candidate. Announcement of nominees. If there are two or more candidates, an election will be held. Candidates are invited to submit mission statements.
- 05 January 2009: End of period for submitting mission statements. If wished for, a call with Q&A session for candidates and ccNSO members can be arranged.
- 19 January 2009: Call for vote, ballots are issued to members of voting electorate.
- 02 February 2009: Closure of voting.
- 09 February 2009: Announcement of election results. If any ties, run off elections announced (voting only).
Call for nominations
Open: 17th November 2008
Close: 08 th December 2008 at 00:00 UTC
For other places see world clock
Archives to be found at: <http://forum.icann.org/lists/ccnso-nominations>
Each member can nominate one candidat for seat 12 on the ICANN Board and each member can second one candidate.
In order to nominate or second a candidate, a member must be a member of the ccNSO by 17 th November 2008.
Nomination procedures with timeline, template, email for posting and URL of archives of nominations will be posted.
A record of nominations and acceptances can be found at: <http://ccnso.icann.org/elections/>
The Election Manager shall confirm the list of the Nominees before the voting period starts.
Procedure for voting by the ccNSO members
Each member will be entitled to vote for up to one candidate.
Section 2(3) of Article VI of the Bylaws states
"In carrying out their responsibilities to fill Seats 9 through 14, the Supporting Organizations shall seek to ensure that the ICANN Board is composed of members that in the aggregate display diversity in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective, by applying the criteria set forth in Section 3 of this Article. At any given time, no two Directors selected by a Supporting Organization shall be citizens of the same country or of countries located in the same Geographic Region."
The candidate that receives the highest number of votes from members will be nominated by the Council to the ICANN Board.
Voting Period and method
The ccNSO members will vote by email
Voting will open: 19 January, 2008, at 00:00 UTC
Voting will close: 02 February, 2008, at 00:00 UTC
For other places see world clock
The full record of the number of votes will be published at the end of selection process.
The election results will be announced by the Election Manager.