[KI-LC] LC Officer Nomination & Voting Procedure

J. Trent Adams adams at isoc.org
Fri May 22 13:14:24 PDT 2009

All -

While I'm happy to be the interim Chair for the LC, I want to share the
love.  To that end, we need to work out the logistics for nominations
and voting for the following officers:

 A. Chair
 B. Vice-Chair
 C. Secretary

In case you're not familiar with the responsibilities of the roles, I
suggest you review the relevant sections from the KI Operating
Procedures (V1.0 2009-04-03) [1].  Specifically, sections 2.3 and 2.4.

Also of interest related to this is that according to the bylaws [2] the
LC has the ability to nominate two liaisons to the BoT (and two
alternates).  Further, if we nominate them before May 28th (when the BoT
requests nominations), we can take advantage of an opportunity for our
representatives to also stand as officers (President, Vice President,
Secretary, and Treasurer) of the BoT.

With that, I propose the following process:

 1. This group begins sending their nominations
     immediately for LC officers to this list (or
     directly to me, if you prefer).  As far as I
     can tell,  you can nominate yourself as well
     as others.

     NOTE: While it's not specified anywhere, I
     suggest each nomination be for a specific
     position, and that each of you only nominate
     one person per position (and only nominate
     someone once in your slate).  Also, it'll help
     if you make sure the people you nominate
     are willing to take the job.

 2. I will need all nominations by 21:00 UTC
     on May 26th so that I can tally them, and
     publish the "official" slate of candidates by
     23:59 UTC Tuesday, May 26th.

 3. Our first item of business on the call next
     Wednesday, May 27th at 22:00 UTC (see
     previous email) would be to come to a
     consensus (or hold a vote) on each position.

     NOTE: As Interim Chair (and the only
     acting officer), I will run the call and vote
     until this time, and then hand over the reigns
     to the newly elected Chair.

 4. Immediately following the vote, we should
     then call for nominations for the two LC
     representatives to the BoT.

     NOTE: For simplicity, I'd like to put forth the
     motion that the Chair and Vice Chair be the
     representatives, and that we only hold the
     nominations for and vote on the alternates.

I know it's a rush, but if we follow this procedure we will (a) quickly
get past this interim officer step, (b) have representation on the BoT
call the next day, and (c) be in a position for one of us to gain a BoT
officer position (if anyone wants that heady responsibility).

Are there any alternate proposals?  If not, let's light up the nominations!



J. Trent Adams

Outreach Specialist, Trust & Identity
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