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Subject: [apnic-talk] Election Reforms
From: Rajesh Chharia
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 22:19:06 +0530
Dear Geoff,

While I appreciate the initiative to seek recommendations for conducting
future EC elections, it would be pertinent for the Community to know the
background of the last APNIC EC elections (KL).

It all started with wrong timelines for elections mentioned on the website
and my personal request to DG EC to correct the same as many members 
had reposed faith in me to get their proxy votes registered.

I am pasting in trailing mail all the mails exchanged on March 3rd & 4th 
which led to our having lost faith in the process. However, my co-community 
members didn't support till they also faced a challenge from the vested quarter 
when they proposed to observe the process of counting.

I must appreciate that you as Secretary after getting satisfied on
observer's legitimacy as non- voting member, duly supported the decision.
It was also gracious on part of the observer to withdraw from the counting
process.

I need to acknowledge here that the matured community didn't react
negatively and didn't ever expose the real abovesaid issue.  Rather, they
proposed to correct it by moving the motion on election reforms within APNIC
community. Their endurance should be praised that despite being alleged for
all kind of reasons for proposing reforms, they didn't retaliate and today
when community has started seeing the view point, this panel proposal comes
from your office.

I, as an optimist, would like to see the brighter side of this thought/move
and suggest that the four points regarding election reforms should also be a
part of this move. Pt. 1, about  an "independent body" (not comprising of
ECs) to conduct the EC election can be viewed as this "Election Panel" for
conducting elections also in future.

Regards

Rajesh Chharia      



-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Executive Secretary
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 8:05 AM
To: apnic-talk
Subject: [apnic-talk] APNIC EC Election Review Panel

________________________________________________________________________

APNIC EC Election Review Panel
________________________________________________________________________


The Executive Council of APNIC has recently established an independent
Election Review Panel. This has been done in order to examine this topic
with an independent and neutral perspective.

The members of the review panel are:

   - Adiel Akplogan
   - Save Vocea
   - Philip Smith

The EC has appointed each of these individuals because they are well-known
members of the APNIC community who were present at the APNIC
29 Members Meeting, they are not associated with an organizational Member of
APNIC, and they did not take part in the Executive Council election process
in any way.

The brief of this Panel is to prepare a factual report of the events of the
EC election in March 2010 and consider the following questions:

   1. Were the election procedures followed?

   2. Was the integrity of the election impaired in any manner? If
      so, how?

   3. To provide recommendations as to how the conduct of the EC
      election process could be improved, as appropriate.

The purpose of this notice is to request community input to the review
panel, addressing the questions being considered by the panel.

Please address your response to this call for community input to:

   [email protected]

We would appreciate it if you could ensure that you submit your response
before Monday, 5 July 2010.

The Election Review Panel will review the responses received from this
community input, the video recording of the meeting and the associated
transcripts, and the relevant APNIC corporate documents as part of its
brief. The Election Review Panel will submit its report to the APNIC
Executive Council.


Geoff Huston
Secretary to the APNIC Election Review Panel

On behalf of the Election Review Panel:
Adiel Akplogan, Save Vocea and Philip Smith

________________________________________________________________________
Geoff Houston                                 [email protected]
Secretary to the APNIC EC
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)   Tel: +61 7 3858 3100
PO Box 2131 Milton, QLD 4064 Australia            Fax: +61 7 3858 3199
Level 1, 33 Park Road, Milton, QLD                http://www.apnic.net
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Mails exchanged on KL election issue:



From: Paul Wilson <[email protected]>
Date: 4 March 2010 10:10:50 AM GMT+05:30
To: Rajesh Chharia <[email protected]>
Cc: Geoff Huston <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Issue in Deadline

Dear Rajesh

I must convey to you the EC decision on this matter.

The APNIC EC has considered this question and decided that it is not possible to extend the deadline for accepting proxy nominations, which was established as per the announcement below.  The reason is that such an extension would disadvantage candidates and supporters who correctly understood the deadline and ceased seeking proxy votes from that time onwards.

I regret that the APNIC EC was not able to accommodate your request.

With best regards,

Paul Wilson.

Cc: Geoff Huston, Executive Secretary, APNIC EC




--On 3 March 2010 2:44:49 PM +0530 Rajesh Chharia <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear Paul,


I appreciate your position.


I am also willing to listen to any specialist who can elaborate the
message of time line on the website. My concern is that how 12 people
(esteemed APNIC members) other than me can misunderstand the message,
which is explicitly referring to 9.00 UTC +8 (KL Time).


I am sure EC would be considerate to consider atleast 12 Proxies
forwarded before the confusion begun.


Thanking you and very sorry for any botheration.


Regards
Rajesh Chharia
+9198110 38188



On 03-Mar-10, at 2:21 PM, Paul Wilson wrote:


Hi Rajesh

The deadline as announced below was intended to be read as 9am today, KL
time.

I take it that you understood the announcement to mean a different local
time here in KL, and in this case I am very sorry about any ambiguity.

If you would please kindly explain your interpretation of the timezone,
then I will certainly report the matter to the APNIC EC and ask them for
a extension of the deadline.

Please understand that this is not a decision that I or Secretariat staff
can make.

Paul.

From: Rajesh Chharia [mailto:[email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 2:02 PM
To: Paul Wilson
Cc: Vivek Nigam; [email protected]; N. Ravi Shanker; Naresh Ajwani; Sunny Srinvas Chendi
Subject: Issue in Deadline
 
Dear Paul,
 
As per the information received just now saying that all the proxies which I had submitted today well before 17.00 Hours KL time is being rejected saying that it had crossed DEAD LINE.
 
Please refer to the guideline as mentioned on the web site it is as under:
 

Proxy voting

Only Corporate Contacts can appoint a proxy to vote at the meeting. Any person may be authorized as a proxy for an APNIC Member by the Member’s Corporate Contact.

Proxy voting closes on 3 March 2010 at 09:00 UTC+8 (KL time)

Please guide accordingly as w have more proxies to get registered well before deadline time..
 
Regards
Rajesh Chharia
+9198110 38188
 
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