ccNSO Council Elections 2019: candidate list

Date: 
11 October 2018

This is to inform you about the status and next steps for the 2019 ccNSO Council elections.

In accordance with the approved timeline, the nomination period for the ccNSO Council closed on Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 23:59 UTC. The nomination archives can be found at: https://forum.icann.org/lists/ccnso-nominations/. In accordance to the applicable rules, the following candidates were nominated, seconded and have accepted their nomination for the ccNSO council election:

Africa: Biyi Oladipo
Asia-Pacific: Jordan Carter
Europe: Nick Wenban-Smith, Marta Moreira Dias
Latin America / Caribbean: Demi Getschko
North America: Pablo Rodriguez

Next steps: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, North America

As only one candidate was nominated and seconded within the nomination period for the African, Asia-Pacific, Latin American / Caribbean and North American regions, no elections needed to be held in those regions. Since at the close of nominations there are no more valid candidates in the aforementioned geographic regions than there are seats on the ccNSO Council available for those regions, then the nominated candidates shall be selected to serve on the ccNSO Council.

Next steps: Europe

For the European region, in accordance to the applicable rules, two candidates were nominated, seconded and have accepted their nomination. Consequently, an election will be held according to the timeline previously agreed upon by the ccNSO Council, among the ccNSO members from the European region.

  • Election opening and closing:

Voting starts on Thursday, 8 November 2018 (00:01 UTC) and closes on Thursday, 22 November 2018 (23:59 UTC)

  • Election procedure:

The vote will be by confidential email. Voting ballots will be sent by tally@icann.org to the e-mail address of the primary contact of each ccNSO Member from the European region, as listed in the ccNSO Members database. Contact Joke Braeken (joke.braeken@icann.org) if you have questions or concerns regarding the e-mail address of the primary contact for your ccTLD.
Since the election is for one seat, each ccNSO member will be entitled to vote for up to one candidate.

Please note:

  • Voting ballots will be sent by the e-mail address tally@icann.org, to the e-mail address of the primary contact of each ccNSO Member from the European region, as listed in the ccNSO Members database. If you are unable to locate the ballot, consider checking your spam folder.
  • Contact Joke Braeken (joke.braeken@icann.org) if you have questions or concerns regarding the e-mail address of the primary contact for your ccTLD
  • For each ballot, a maximum of 1 candidate can be selected
  • There is a possibility to submit your ballot without selecting any of the candidates
  • Each primary contact will receive 1 ballot only. You can vote an unlimited number of times, but only the last vote submitted will be counted.

Q&A Session with the candidates at ICANN63

At the Q&A session - held during the ccNSO Members Meeting at ICANN63 in Barcelona - there will be an opportunity for the ccNSO members and broader ccTLD community to interact with the candidates. The session is scheduled for day 1 of the upcoming ccNSO Members Meeting at ICANN63 in Barcelona (14:20-15:00, Room 114). Consult here the agenda of the ICANN63 ccNSO Members Meeting: https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=90768548 This session will be chaired by Peter Vergote (.be).
In preparation of this session, the candidates have been invited to share a candidate statement with the ccNSO members via the ccNSO members mailing list.

Consult the candidate statements, if any, here:

Africa: Biyi Oladipo
Asia-Pacific: Jordan Carter
Europe: Nick Wenban-Smith, Marta Moreira Dias
Latin America / Caribbean: Demi Getschko
North America: Pablo Rodriguez

Conclusion

The Election Manager will prepare the Election Report for the 2019 ccNSO council elections for consideration by the ccNSO Council, latest on Tuesday, 18 December 2018, after closure of the run-off elections, if any. The Council Election process 2019 will formally close 7 days after adoption and publication of the Election Report. The term of the newly appointed councillors will start at the conclusion of ICANN64 (9-14 March, Kobe, Japan).

Background

In March 2019, at the conclusion of ICANN64 in Kobe (9-14 March 2019), the 3-year term of the following ccNSO Councillors ends:

Africa: Abibu Ntahigiye
Asia-Pacific: Debbie Monahan
Europe: Peter Vergote
Latin America/Caribbean: Demi Getschko
North America: Pablo Rodriguez

The nomination and secondment procedure to fill those seats started Wednesday, 12 September 2018 (00:01 UTC) and closed Wednesday, 3 October 2018 (23:59 UTC).

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