Elections to Select a New Co-Chair for the Policy Forum

24/02/2017

The call for candidates for co-chair of the LACNIC Public Policy Forum will open on 1st March. The voters registry will close on 30 March, along with the period for candidate nominations and endorsements.

Voting will be electronic and will take place on on 3-9 April. In the event of a tie between two or more candidates, a runoff election will be held on 12-16 April. Anyone who subscribes to the public policy list until 30 March will be eligible to vote. The winning candidate will occupy the vacancy that will be created when Alex Ojeda completes his term after the Forum which will meet within the framework of the LACNIC event to be held in Foz de Iguazú in the month of May. The winning candidate will serve a two year term.

To participate in the nomination of candidates for Forum chair, a person must either be a LACNIC member or nominated by a LACNIC member.

As nominations are submitted, candidate names and biographies will be published on the LACNIC website along with any expressions of support these candidates receive until the period for candidate nomination closes. The names of the candidates who will ultimately compete for the position of co-chair will be announced after 30 March.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please write to eleccion_mfp@lacnic.net and include detailed information on the candidate as well as the reasons why you believe your nominee is well-suited to serve as co-chair of the Forum.

Candidate endorsements will also be received until 30 March. To submit an expression of support, address your email to apoyo_mfp@lacnic.net, including the information of the candidate you wish to endorse.

The elected candidate will join Juan Peirano, currently the other Forum co-chair, whose term will end next year.

Co-moderators’ role is to encourage and moderate discussions both on the Public Policy List and during the Public Policy Forum that meets within the framework of the annual LACNIC event.

Likewise, they must follow up on all policy proposals, decide whether they have reached consensus, suggest the conclusion of a particular topic, or decide to abandon specific policy proposals.

Co-chairs are seen as activists in touch with the discussions taking place among the LACNIC community as well as in other regions. Because of their role, they quickly become prestigious references for the entire Latin American and Caribbean Internet community.

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