Elections 2014 - LACNIC's Board of Directors
LACNIC's Electoral Commission is calling for candidates to fill two seats on LACNIC's Board of Directors, as two vacancies will be generated on December 31st, 2014, when Oscar Messano and Oscar Robles each complete their term.
What are the Board's responsibilities?
What are the nomination requirements?
- Candidates must be nominated by a member organization's membership contact.
- The organization presenting the nomination must be current with their membership fees.
- Nominees may or may not belong to the organization submitting their nomination.
- Each organization may only submit one candidate per seat to be filled.-
Restrictions that apply to candidate nomination and election:
According to Article 20 of LACNIC's Bylaws, members of the Board are subject to the following incompatibilities:
- "..not more than two Directors may be domiciled in the same country…"
- Not more than one Director may have ties to the same organization.
The Electoral Commission will adopt the criteria necessary to enforce the restrictions set forth in the Bylaws.
Nominations and Candidacies
Candidate nominations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: "Candidate nomination to LACNIC's Board of Directors"). The body of the message must contain the following information:
- Candidate's name:
- Candidate's email address:
- Name of the person nominating the candidate:
- Organization of the person nominating the candidate:
- Reason for the nomination:
Candidate nomination period
22 July until and including 22 September, 2014
Voters registry closes
22 September, 2014
Reception of claims regarding the voters registry
24 September until and including 30 September, 2014
Period for publishing candidates' statements, acknowledgement of nominations, Q&A with the candidates
24 September until and including 14 October, 2014
15 to 23 October, 2014
31 October, 2014
Dates will be considered according to UTC current time
Who can vote?
Each member has a designated representative (membership contact), who will have the right to vote on behalf of the organization he/she represents.
The accuracy of this contact's information is solely the member's responsibility; LACNIC will in no way be responsible for updating this information.
To update the information for your organization, go to http://www.lacnic.net/web/lacnic/update
How do I vote?
Voting will take place through LACNIC's Online Elections System. Only those organizations that are current with their membership fees will be able to vote.-
If you would like information on your membership fees and/or outstanding balance, please contact email@example.com
Number of Votes vs. Categories
LACNIC has more than 3,900 members divided into nine categories. Depending on the resources these organizations have been assigned and/or certain specific characteristics, each of these categories has a certain number of votes.
- Major – 5 votes
- Extra-Large – 4 votes
- Large – 3 votes
- Medium – 2 votes
- Small – 1 vote
- Small/Micro – 1 vote
- End User – 1 vote
- Active B – 1 vote
- Founding Member – 1 vote
According to Article 19 of the Statute: "The votes of Members that qualify for than one category shall not be cumulative; these members shall only be entitled to the number of votes corresponding to the category with the largest number of votes."
If you would like information on your membership category and number of votes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org