RE: [council] Council wide Nominations are closed - Part 2 Each House determines a Candidate
Chuck raises an important point. Do the CSG Councilors intend that their
votes be secret even within their SG? A secret ballot at the Council
level is a different issue from keeping Councilors' votes secret from
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Subject: RE: [council] Council wide Nominations are closed - Part 2
Each House determines a Candidate
From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, October 16, 2009 10:08 am
To: "Mary Wong" <MWong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Council GNSO" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Strictly from a personal point of view:
+ I favor an open ballot for accountability and transparency reasons,
but I also respect the concerns of individual Councilors.
+ If just one Councilor requests a secret ballot, I then am fine with a
secret ballot with at least one caveat that the votes of each SG's reps
be communicated to the SG.
+ If am fine with Avri's suggestion to poll the Council regarding
whether to hold a secret or open ballot.
I have raised this issue on the RySG list and am waiting their
direction. In the end I will respond to the poll in accordance with
that direction and not my personal views.
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Mary Wong
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 12:18 AM
Cc: Council GNSO
Subject: Re: [council] Council wide Nominations are closed - Part 2 Each
House determines a Candidate
On Oct 15, 2009, at 3:56 PM, Avri Doria wrote:
> Do other council members believe this needs to be a secret ballot?
I think that at a time when there seems to be a lot of mistrust amongst
the ICANN community and. more importantly, when there are many new
entrants/participants and Councillors, it's important to have complete
transparency in the GNSO processes. As such, I don't support the idea of
a secret ballot in this case.
Mary W S Wong
Professor of Law & Chair, IP Programs
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Selected writings available on the Social Science Research Network
(SSRN) at: http://ssrn.com/author=437584