LAC-2020-9: PDP Chair Election

General Information

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17/06/2021
Under discussion
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Ricardo Patara - Version [1, 2, 3, 4]
Initial discussion
17/06/2021

Summary

The process for the election of the PDP chairs has been successfully in place for a long time.

Recent discussions, however, show that the most frequent concerns among the community regarding the process have to do with the fact that there is no required minimum time during which a person must have been subscribed to the Policy list in order to participate in the election, whether as a voter or as a candidate.

Basically, this proposal seeks to modify this aspect of the policy currently in force.

Rationale

Different proposals have been presented suggesting improvements to the PDP Chair election process.

Some of these did not reach consensus.

The idea is to propose something that will solves the main issues noted by the regional community.

For example, the period during which a person must be subscribed to the list in order to be included on the voters’ registry. Or the minimum period during which a person must be subscribed to the list before being eligible to run as a candidate.

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3.2.2. About the PDP Chairs

- PDP chairs may not be members of the LACNIC staff.
- These positions are honorary.
- PDP chairs must be members of LACNIC or supported by a member of LACNIC.
- PDP chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited re-election is allowed.

3.2.3. Election of the PDP Chairs

- Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
- Anyone subscribed to the public Policy List may participate in the election.
- The election will be conducted immediately before the Public Policy Forum.
- Voting will be conducted electronically, implementing mechanisms to ensure that each subscriber to the list can vote only once.
- The winner of the electronic voting process must be ratified at the Public Policy Forum. The acting chairs will ask those in attendance whether they have any objections to the electronic voting process. If any objections are raised, the chairs will evaluate whether such objections are significant. If no objections are raised, or if the chairs consider that any objections raised are not significant, they will proceed to ratify the winning candidate. Any chair who ran in the election must abstain from participating as chair during the ratification process.
- Elected chairs will begin their term immediately after the closing of the Public Policy Forum during which they were ratified.
- If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board of Directors will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will only fill the position until the next time an election can be held and the winner ratified.

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Election of the Chairs

3.2.2 About the PDP Chairs
- PDP chairs may not be members of the LACNIC staff or Board of Directors.
- These positions are honorary.
- PDP chairs must be part of, or supported by, a LACNIC member organization.
- PDP chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited re-election is allowed.

3.2.3 About the election of the PDP Chairs
- Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
- Anyone who has been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six months prior to the announcement of the election may participate in the election.
- Candidates must have been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six months prior to the announcement of the election.
- When submitting their nomination, each candidate must submit their biography and concrete information that will allow assessing their participation and experience in the policy development process.
- The election and its schedule will be organized and led by the body or commission designated by LACNIC for this purpose. The election must be concluded before the first Public Policy Forum of the year.
- The election will be held electronically, using mechanisms to ensure that voting is limited to one vote per person who is eligible to vote.
- Use of the Policy List for electoral purposes is not allowed and it is assumed that the candidates are aware of and in agreement with this. Breaches will be dealt with by the body or commission responsible for the process.
- The elected candidate will be ratified during the Public Policy Forum following the end of the election process and will take office immediately after the end of said Public Policy Forum.
- If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board of Directors will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will only fill the position until the next time an election can be held and the winner ratified.
- Any appeal of the election process must be addressed to the LACNIC Board of Directors, who may convene a committee solely for this purpose. This process must be concluded in no more than four weeks.

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Timetable

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Summary

The process for the election of the PDP chairs has been successfully in place for a long time.

Recent discussions, however, show that the most frequent concerns among the community regarding the process have to do with the fact that there is no required minimum time during which a person must have been subscribed to the Policy list in order to participate in the election, whether as a voter or as a candidate.

Basically, this proposal seeks to modify this aspect of the policy currently in force.

Rationale

Different proposals have been presented suggesting improvements to the PDP Chair election process.

Some of them did not reach consensus.

The idea is to propose something that will solves the main issues noted by the regional community.

For example, the period during which a person must be subscribed to the list in order to be included on the voters’ registry. Or the minimum period during which a person must be subscribed to the list before being eligible to run as a candidate.

Current Text

3.2.2. About the PDP Chairs

- PDP chairs may not be members of the LACNIC staff.
- These positions are honorary.
- PDP chairs must be members of LACNIC or supported by a member of LACNIC.
- PDP chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited re-election is allowed.

3.2.3. Election of the PDP Chairs

- Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
- Anyone subscribed to the public Policy List may participate in the election.
- The election will be conducted immediately before the Public Policy Forum.
- Voting will be conducted electronically, implementing mechanisms to ensure that each subscriber to the list can vote only once.
- The winner of the electronic voting process must be ratified at the Public Policy Forum. The acting chairs will ask those in attendance whether they have any objections to the electronic voting process. If any objections are raised, the chairs will evaluate whether such objections are significant. If no objections are raised, or if the chairs consider that any objections raised are not significant, they will proceed to ratify the winning candidate. Any chair who ran in the election must abstain from participating as chair during the ratification process.
- Elected chairs will begin their term immediately after the closing of the Public Policy Forum during which they were ratified.
- If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will only fill the position until the next time an election can be held and the winner ratified.

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3.2.2 About the PDP Chairs

- PDP chairs may not be members of the LACNIC staff or Board of Directors.
- These positions are honorary.
- PDP chairs must be members of LACNIC or supported by a member of LACNIC.
- PDP chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited re-election is allowed.

3.2.3 Election of the PDP Chairs

- Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
- Anyone who has been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six months prior to the announcement of the election may participate in the election.
- Candidates must have been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six months prior to the announcement of the election.
- When submitting their nomination, each candidate must submit their biography and information required to assess their participation and experience in the policy development process.
- The election and its schedule will be organized and led by the body or commission designated by LACNIC for this purpose. The election must finalize before the first Public Policy Forum of the year.
- The election will be held electronically, using mechanisms to ensure that voting is limited to one vote per person who is eligible to vote.
- Use of the Policy List for electoral purposes is not allowed and it is assumed that the candidates are aware of and agree to these rules. Breaches will be dealt with by the body or commission designated by LACNIC to lead the election process.
- The elected candidate will be ratified during the first Public Policy Forum following the end of the election process and will take office immediately after the end of this Public Policy Forum.
- If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will serve in their position until the next time an election can be held and the winner can be ratified.
- Any appeal against the election process must be addressed to the body or commission designated by LACNIC to lead the process.

Additional Information

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Timetable

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References

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Summary

The process for the election of the PDP chairs has been successfully in place for a long time.

Recent discussions, however, show that the most frequent concerns among the community regarding the process have to do with the fact that there is no required minimum time during which a person must have been subscribed to the Policy list in order to participate in the election, whether as a voter or as a candidate.

Basically, this proposal seeks to modify this aspect of the policy currently in force.

Rationale

Different proposals have been presented suggesting improvements to the PDP Chair election process.

Some of these did not reach consensus.

The idea is to propose something that will solves the main issues noted by the regional community.

For example, the period during which a person must be subscribed to the list in order to be included on the voters’ registry. Or the minimum period during which a person must be subscribed to the list before being eligible to run as a candidate.

Current Text

3.2.2. About the PDP Chairs

- PDP chairs may not be members of the LACNIC staff.
- These positions are honorary.
- PDP chairs must be members of LACNIC or supported by a member of LACNIC.
- PDP chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited re-election is allowed.

3.2.3. Election of the PDP Chairs

- Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
- Anyone subscribed to the public Policy List may participate in the election.
- The election will be conducted immediately before the Public Policy Forum.
- Voting will be conducted electronically, implementing mechanisms to ensure that each subscriber to the list can vote only once.
- The winner of the electronic voting process must be ratified at the Public Policy Forum. The acting chairs will ask those in attendance whether they have any objections to the electronic voting process. If any objections are raised, the chairs will evaluate whether such objections are significant. If no objections are raised, or if the chairs consider that any objections raised are not significant, they will proceed to ratify the winning candidate. Any chair who ran in the election must abstain from participating as chair during the ratification process.
- Elected chairs will begin their term immediately after the closing of the Public Policy Forum during which they were ratified.
- If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will only fill the position until the next time an election can be held and the winner ratified.

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3.2.2 About the PDP Chairs

- PDP chairs may not be members of the LACNIC staff or Board of Directors.
- These positions are honorary.
- PDP chairs must be members of LACNIC or supported by a member of LACNIC.
- PDP chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited re-election is allowed.

3.2.3 Election of the PDP Chairs

- Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
- Anyone who has been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six months prior to the announcement of the election may participate in the election.
- Candidates must have been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six months prior to the announcement of the election.
- When submitting their nomination, each candidate must submit their biography and information required to assess their participation and experience in the policy development process.
- The election and its terms are the responsibility of the LACNIC Board of Directors, who may appoint a commission for this purpose The election must finalize before the first Public Policy Forum of the year.
- The election will be held electronically, using mechanisms to ensure that voting is limited to one vote per person who is eligible to vote.
- Use of the Policy List for electoral purposes is not allowed and it is assumed that the candidates are aware of and agree to these rules. Breaches will be dealt with by the LACNIC Board of Directors.
- The elected candidate will be ratified during the first Public Policy Forum following the end of the election process and will take office immediately after the end of this Public Policy Forum.
- If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board of Directors will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will serve in their position until the next time an election can be held and the winner can be ratified.
- Any appeal of the election process must be addressed to the LACNIC Board of Directors, who may convene a committee solely for this purpose. Such process must be concluded in a maximum of four weeks.

Additional Information

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Timetable

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References

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Summary

The process for the election of the PDP chairs has been successfully in place for a long time.

Recent discussions, however, show that the most frequent concerns among the community regarding the process have to do with the fact that there is no required minimum time during which a person must have been subscribed to the Policy list in order to participate in the election, whether as a voter or as a candidate.

Basically, this proposal seeks to modify this aspect of the policy currently in force.

Rationale

Different proposals have been presented suggesting improvements to the PDP Chair election process.

Some of these did not reach consensus.

The idea is to propose something that will solve the main issues noted by the regional community.

For example, the period during which a person must be subscribed to the list in order to be included on the voters’ registry. Or the minimum period during which a person must be subscribed to the list before being eligible to run as a candidate.

Current Text

3.2.2. About the PDP Chairs

PDP Chairs may not be part of the LACNIC staff.
These positions are honorary.
PDP chairs must be members of LACNIC or supported by a member of LACNIC.
PDP Chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited reelection is allowed.

3.2.3. Election of the PDP Chairs

Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
Anyone subscribed to the public Policy List may participate in the election.
The election will be conducted immediately before the Public Policy Forum.
Voting will be conducted electronically, implementing mechanisms to ensure that each subscriber to the list can vote only once.
The winner of the electronic voting process must be ratified at the Public Policy Forum. The acting chairs will ask those in attendance whether they have any objections to the electronic voting process. If any objections are raised, the chairs will evaluate whether such objections are significant. If no objections are raised, or if the chairs consider that the objections are not significant, they will proceed to ratify the winning candidate. Any chair who ran in the election must abstain from participating as chair during the ratification process.
Elected chairs will begin their term immediately after the closing of the Public Policy Forum during which they were ratified.
If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will only fill the position until the next time an election can be held and a winner is ratified.

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3.2.2 About the PDP Chairs
PDP Chairs may not be part of the LACNIC staff.
- These positions are honorary.
- PDP chairs must be members of LACNIC or supported by a member of LACNIC.
PDP Chairs will each serve a two-year term, with one position up for renewal each year. Unlimited reelection is allowed.

3.2.3 About the election of the PDP Chairs
- Calls for nominations will be announced through the public Policy List.
- Anyone who has been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six (6) months prior to the announcement of the election may vote in the election.
- Candidates must have been subscribed to the public Policy List for at least six (6) months prior to the announcement of the election.
- When submitting their nomination, each candidate must submit their biography and the required information, which will be published to allow an assessment of their participation and experience in the policy development process.
- The election and its terms are the responsibility of the LACNIC Board of Directors, who may appoint a commission for this purpose The election must finalize before the first Public Policy Forum of the year.
- Voting will be conducted electronically using mechanisms to ensure that each list subscriber authorized to vote can cast only one vote.
- Use of the Policy List for election campaigns is not allowed and it is assumed that the candidates are aware of and agree to these rules. Breaches will be dealt with by the LACNIC Board of Directors.
- The elected candidate will be ratified during the first Public Policy Forum following the end of the election process and will take office immediately after the end of this Public Policy Forum.
- If a winner is not ratified, the LACNIC Board will appoint a chair to fill the vacant position until the next Public Policy Forum. The person thus appointed will serve in their position until the next time an election can be held.
- Any appeal against the election process must be addressed to the LACNIC Board of Directors, who may convene a committee solely for this purpose. Such process must be concluded in a maximum of four weeks.

Additional Information

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Timetable

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References

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