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Press releases 8 September 2011

Candidates for 2009 Internet Society Board elections announced

Report of the 2009 ISOC Nominations Committee – 9 February 2009

On behalf of the Nominations Committee, we are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2009 ISOC Board of Trustees election. This year, two Trustees will be elected by ISOC Organizational Members and one by ISOC Chapters for 3-year terms that start June 2009 and expire June 2012.

The Committee received nominations from many well-qualified nominees which made the reviewing and selection process quite difficult. The Committee would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination and especially to every nominee who agreed to be considered. We would also like to thank the Committee for their time and efforts as well as for their valuable comment. We consider the level of interest in this election to be a positive sign about the importance and visibility of ISOC’s work.

The Nominations Committee has selected 5 candidates to be included in the ballot for the Organisational Membership Election and 2 candidates to be included in the ballot for the Chapter Membership Election.

Read more about the candidates…

Petition Procedures

This announcement also invites additional nominations by petition for candidates for the 2009 ISOC Board of Trustee Elections.

Additional nominations for election to the Board of Trustees may be made by petition OF THE CANDIDATE, and filed with the Chair of the Nominations Committee at 2009-petition-request@isoc.org.

Separate petition mailboxes will be created for each valid petition request that is received.

The petition request should include:

A statement whether the candidate wants to run for the Organizational Members Election or the Chapters Election, including a statement that the candidate will be able to devote an appropriate level of time to serve on the ISOC Board of Trustees.
A short statement of what the petition candidate believes he or she would contribute as a Trustee of the Internet Society. All petition candidates will be listed in periodic announcements to participating Chapters and Organizational Members via electronic mail and will be posted on the ISOC web site.
Signatures in support of a petition shall be filed electronically and must be received by 23:59 UTC on the night of 11 March, 2009. For the purposes of this policy, a “signature” shall be an email expressing support for the candidate’s petition sent by the Election Representative of a Chapter or Organizational Member that is eligible to participate in this election, and is subject to ISOC verification. The message should include the Organizational Member’s or Chapter’s name and the name of the candidate whose petition is supported.

Each signature must come directly from the Election Representative via email to an address designated by the ISOC staff. The Election Representative must send a separately e-mailed signature for each candidate he or she wishes to support to the candidate’s individual petition mailbox as designated by ISOC. Each petitioner shall be provided with copies of all signature e-mails for his or her candidacy and periodic reports about his or her status in obtaining signatures. Announcements regarding successful petitions shall be made as soon as practical, and need not await the end of the petition period.

Participating Organizational Members or Chapters can sign petitions for candidates running within their own constituency only. A Participating Organizational Member or Chapter may sign more than one petition.

For a petition to be successful a candidate in the Organizational Members constituency needs the support of 6 valid signatures and a candidate in the Chapters constituency needs 6 valid signatures.

Successful petitioners will be placed on the ballot. The final candidate announcement will be made no later than 12 March.

Hiroshi Esaki
2009 ISOC Nominations Committee Chair

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