On Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 23.59 UTC, the recent call for nominations for the position of ICANN Board seat 11 was closed.
After closure of the nomination period, the Nomination Manager will ask the candidates that are nominated and seconded whether they accept their nomination. The deadline for acceptance of the nominations is Thursday, 10 October 2019 (23:59 UTC). Following this deadline, the list of candidates will be published on the ccNSO website.
An election will be held - starting in January 2020, after completion of the due diligence verifications - according to the timeline previously agreed upon by the ccNSO Council. The ccNSO Council and ccNSO members have agreed that the ccNSO members shall propose and elect candidates for the two ICANN Board seats allocated to the ccNSO, and that the winner of said election - i.e. the candidate that receives the majority of the votes cast - shall in turn be nominated to the ICANN Board seat by a majority vote of the ccNSO Council.
A Q&A session will be held at the upcoming ccNSO Members Meeting at ICANN66 in Montréal, Canada. This Q&A session will provide the ccNSO members and broader ccTLD community an opportunity to interact with the candidates. Session chair is Byron Holland (.ca), Vice Chair to the ccNSO Council. Consult here the agenda of the ICANN66 ccNSO Members Meeting. In preparation of this session, the candidates will be invited to share their written candidate statements, which will be published on the ccNSO website.