Election process to elect two (2) members of LACNIC's Board of Directors

Important:

The LACNIC Board recommends not distributing electoral propaganda by mass messaging contacts obtained from the LACNIC DB.

Likewise, the Board would also like to remind you that LACNIC mailing lists are provided for the discussion of specific topics and must therefore not be used to post electoral propaganda.

Online voting

Online voting period begins: 

14 October / at 18 h. UTC

Online voting period closes:

21  Octubre / at 18 h. UTC

Who can vote?

LACNIC members: Active “A” Members and Founding Members.

The organization must be current with their membership fees on the closing date for voter registration specified in this year's calendar (the list of organizations authorized to vote).

Each member organization has a designated representative in LACNIC's database (Nic Brasil – Nic Mexico), the organization’s membership contact, who will receive an email containing their voting link.

Each member is fully responsible for the veracity and update of their membership contact's name and email address, as well as the rest of the information included in LACNIC's database (Nic Brasil – Nic Mexico).

Online voting will be conducted using LACNIC's election software.

The number of votes assigned to each organization ranges from 1 to 11, depending on their membership category (the IP address space assigned to the organization):

Table of votes by category

LACNIC Electoral Commission presents the six candidates to this electoral process:

Candidates

Fernando Gabriel Soto

Candidate

Full name: Fernando Gabriel Soto

Organization: Ministerio de Hacienda y Finanzas de la Provincia de Salta

Country of citizenship: Argentina

Country of residence: Argentina

Biography and Desirable Suitability Criteria: Answers

Member nominating the candidate

Full name: Self-nomination

Organization: Ministerio de Hacienda y Finanzas de la Provincia de Salta

Reason for the nomination: To participate and contribute from the point of view of the Public sector to making fair and equitable decisions that are available to all.

Gabriel Adonaylo

Candidate

Full name: Gabriel Adonaylo

Organization: LAC-IX

Country of citizenship: Argentina

Country of residence: Argentina

Biography and Desirable Suitability Criteria: Answers

Member nominating the candidate

Full name: Ariel Graizer

Organization: Servicios y Telecomunicaciones S.A

Reason for the nomination: I have known Gabriel personally and professionally for more than 25 years. His participation has been key for the development of the Internet in both Argentina and the region. He played an essential role in the creation of NAP CABASE and later served as vice-president of the Argentine Internet Chamber. He is an active participant in the different regional and global Internet forums, especially in the meetings organized by LACNIC.

As a member of the LACNIC Board, Gabriel has shown that he has the professional track record, human qualities, and proven experience to continue facing the challenges with his characteristic responsibility and leadership skills.

Jorge David Matzkin

Candidate

Full name: Jorge David Matzkin

Organization: Huinca Cable Visión S.A

Country of citizenship: Argentina

Country of residence: Argentina

Biography and Desirable Suitability Criteria: Answers

Member nominating the candidate

Full name: Self-nomination

Organization: Huinca Cable Visión S.A

Reason for the nomination: The main reason for my nomination is solidarity and my desire to be part of a non-governmental organization of public interest.
In addition, I like to be involved and actively participate in areas where I can offer valuable contributions.

Maria del Carmen Denis Polanco

Candidate

Full name: Maria del Carmen Denis Polanco

Organization: IXSY: Internet Exchange Services Yucatán

Country of citizenship: Mexico

Country of residence: Mexico

Biography and Desirable Suitability Criteria: Answers

Member nominating the candidate

Full name: Edmundo Cazarez Lopez

Organization: Network Information Center Mexico

Reason for the nomination: I believe that Carmen's work over the years shows great commitment to Internet development. In addition, she has the ability to interact with different actors and to implement projects from their inception to the finished product. I believe that these qualities are very valuable and will bring great value to the LACNIC board of directors.

Rafael Luis Galarza Porras

Candidate

Full name: Rafael Luis Galarza Porras

Organization: Inter&Inter SA

Country of citizenship: Ecuador

Country of residence: Ecuador

Biography and Desirable Suitability Criteria: Answers

Member nominating the candidate

Full name: Self-nomination

Organization: Inter&Inter SA

Reason for the nomination: Participation of Ecuador

Richard Borquez

Candidate

Full name: Richard Borquez

Organization: Arkavia Networks SPA.

Country of citizenship: Chile

Country of residence: Chile

Biography and Desirable Suitability Criteria: Answers

Member nominating the candidate

Full name: Self-nomination

Organization: Arkavia Networks SPA.

Reason for the nomination: I see myself as a candidate who has both technical as well as commercial skills, which can greatly contribute to the development of Lacnic and our community. This is because I am an IT engineer by training, and I have been leading high-performance commercial teams for more than 15 years.

Questions and comments to the candidates

Submitting questions or comments to the candidates period has ended: October 13, 18:00 UTC

Voters’ registry

See the voters’ registry of this process here 

The voters’ registry is the list of organizations enabled to vote.

This list was closed on September 14, 2020 at 18 UTC and includes all the organizations of the categories Founding Members and Active A (which did not have outstanding balance in their financial statement on that date).

About the Call for Candidates and the Positions on the Board of Directors

Nomination period has ended: September 14, 18:00 UTC.

The two (2) candidates who are elected will occupy a position on the LACNIC Board for a period of 3 (three) years as of January 1, 2021.

How many members are part of the Board of Directors?

According to the Bylwas, the Board of Directors consists of seven members who make up the following honorary positions:

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer and Regular Member.

Note: Each year, after the renewal of its members, the Board of Directors shall appoint the positions to be held by its members

What are their powers and responsibilities?

More information on the responsibilities of each position:

https://www.lacnic.net/76/2/lacnic/bylaws

Important Information Regarding this Election Process

WHO CAN BE A CANDIDATE?

Candidates must be citizens of the countries or territories that are part of LACNIC's service region.

Not more than two members with the same citizenship may be elected (*).

Only one member may have employment or consulting relationships with the same company or organization.

Candidates may or not be part of the organization submitting the nomination (self-nominations are allowed).

(*) Given that the Bylaws establish that members of the Board of Directors must be citizens of different countries Brazilian candidates will not be accepted for these elections.

The incompatibilities that apply to members of the board are detailes in this document
Nominations are verified by the Electoral Commission based on the following regulations:
WHO CAN SUBMIT A NOMINATION?

A LACNIC member: Active “A” Member or Founding Member.

Nominations must be submitted by the designated representative included in LACNIC's database (Nic Brasil – Nic Mexico): the organization's membership contact.

The organization submitting the nomination must be current with their membership fees.

Each organization may only nominate one candidate per vacancy.

WHO CAN VOTE?

LACNIC members: Active “A” Members and Founding Members.

The organization must be current with their membership fees on the closing date for voter registration specified in this year's calendar (the list of organizations authorized to vote).

Each member organization has a designated representative in LACNIC's database (Nic Brasil – Nic Mexico), the organization’s membership contact, who will receive an email containing their voting link.

Each member is fully responsible for the veracity and update of their membership contact's name and email address, as well as the rest of the information included in LACNIC's database (Nic Brasil – Nic Mexico).

Online voting will be conducted using LACNIC's election software.

The number of votes assigned to each organization ranges from 1 to 11, depending on their membership category (the IP address space assigned to the organization):
Number of votes for each organization

Calendar

STAGES

DATES

Nomination period opens: 

 13 August

Nomination period closes: 

14 September /at 18:00 UTC

Voter registration closes (list of organizations authorized to vote and with no outstanding balance):

14 September /at 18:00 UTC

Publishing of the voters’ registry and list of candidates: 

21 September

Submission of questions or comments to the candidates: 

21 September - 13 October / until 18:00 UTC

Reception of claims regarding the voters’ registry and candidates:

22, 23 y 24 September / until 18:00 UTC

Deadline for responding to any claims received regarding the voters’ registry and candidates: 

25, 28, 29 y 30 September / until 18:00 UTC

 

Online voting period begins: 

14 October / at 18 h. UTC

Online voting period closes:

21  Octubre / at 18 h. UTC

Audit by the Electoral Commission: 

21- 23 October starting at / until 18:00 UTC

Publishing of provisional results subject to observations:

26 October

Submission of potential claims regarding the online voting process: 

26 - 27 October/ until 18:00 UTC

Deadline for responding to any claims received regarding the online voting process: 

28- 30 October / until 18:00 UTC

Publishing of official results if no claims are received regarding the voting process: 

27 October

Publishing of official results if claims are received regarding the voting process: 

3 November

Board Meetings

The LACNIC Board of Directors meets periodically (approximately 10 times a year) through telephone conferences or web conferences with an approximate duration of 2 hours.

In addition, it holds 3 face-to-face meetings a year, two of which take place during LACNIC's main events, and the third usually at the end of November or beginning of December at LACNIC's headquarters.

Application form 

Nomination period has ended: September 14, 18:00 UTC

Questions? membresia@lacnic.net

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