Domain Name System (DNS) 9 April 2015

Internet Society Board of Trustees 2015 Election Results

On behalf of the Internet Society’s Elections Committee, I wish to extend our appreciation and thanks to all of the nominees and candidates for the Board of Trustees Election 2015. We are honoured that such well-qualified individuals offered to serve on the Internet Society Board.

The election concluded on 6th April and the results have been certified by the Elections Committee.


In the chapters election we had four candidates for the open Trustee seat. Walid Al-Saqaf received 34 votes out of the 88 votes cast Each of the other candidates (and abstentions) received less than this number of votes. A list of all Chapters eligible to vote in the election, indicating which Chapters exercised their voting privilege, is available here.


In the Organisation membership election there were three candidates for one Trustee seat. Alice Munyua received 92 weighted votes out of 232 weighted votes cast. Each of the other candidates (and abstentions) received less than this number of votes. In this election, the vote of each organisational member has a weight of between 1 and 6 based on the membership category.

It may be of further interest that in the 2015 Election, 88 out of 105 Chapters (84%), and 74 out of 119 Organisation Members (62%) voted.

We now move into the challenge period. Challenges can be lodged between now and 21:00 UTC on 17thApril 2015, by email to the President of the Internet Society, Kathy Brown<[email protected]>with a recital of the reasons for the challenge. The President, after consultation with the Chairs of the Nominations and Elections Committees and the members of the Board of Trustees, shall advise the author of the challenge of the Board’s decision within 4 days following the end of the challenge period.

The Challenge Response Period ends on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, the date on which the results will be finalized and officially announced.

Gihan Dias
Chairman, Elections Committee

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