[AusNOG] APNIC Executive Council Election

Elly Tawhai elly at apnic.net
Tue Feb 19 18:57:22 EST 2008

Dear David,

MyAPNIC is designed to streamline many APNIC membership processes,
including lodgment of proxies.  We're not aware of any current problems
with MyAPNIC reliability or user interface, but we take such reports very
seriously, and I would urge you to let us know about any specific issues.

Kind regards,

On Sat, 16 Feb 2008, David J.Hughes wrote:

> [ This message is being sent to several mailing lists and many individuals. 
> I apologise if you receive duplicates ]
> Hi
> The voting for the APNIC Executive Council has started and, as many of you 
> already know, I've nominated for a position on the EC.  I think it's a 
> critical time for us to have representation from an Australian service 
> provider on the EC - something we haven't had since 2003.  I hope that I can 
> count on your support.
> There are 2 options for voting in this election :
> 	1. Online via MyAPNIC (as long as you have an APNIC digital 
> certificate)
> 	2. Via a proxy vote.
> The online process is quite arduous at best and has proven to be unreliable 
> from my experience.  If you don't already have an APNIC cert then in all 
> honesty the old fashioned, paper based solution is far easier.
> To facilitate proxy voting, James Spenceley of Vocus Communications has 
> offered to present all proxy votes at the APNIC meeting in Taipei.  Attached 
> to this email is the proxy voting paperwork, pre-completed with James' 
> details.  If you would like to support my election to the EC could you please 
> complete the form and either scan/email it back to me or fax it to 07 3319 
> 6058.
> For the proxy form to be valid it must include the number of votes.  Your 
> voting rights are linked to the size of your membership  (small, large etc 
> etc).  If you are at all unsure of the size of your membership you can verify 
> the details at the link below :
> Australia
> 	http://www.apnic.net/apnic-bin/memlist.pl?size=&cc=au&sort=ascending
> New Zealand
> 	http://www.apnic.net/apnic-bin/memlist.pl?size=&cc=nz&sort=ascending
> Details about the number of votes available to each size of membership is 
> show at the link below
> 	http://www.apnic.net/docs/corpdocs/member-fee-schedule.html
> Historically, the participation rate in the EC elections from Australian 
> members has been very low.  It's very important for you guys to participate 
> in this process if we are going to have any chance of electing representation 
> from our industry.  Having the support of the Tier-1 telco's and national 
> ISPs is fantastic but it's not enough to counter the voting blocks from Asia 
> and the sub-continent.  We need all the members, including those that don't 
> usually participate, to cast their votes.  I hope that by organising this 
> proxy I've simplified the process so that we have a good chance of getting 
> the numbers required.
> If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
> Thanks
> David
> ...

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