Board of Directors (BOD) election - process
- Board of Directors (BOD) election - process
- The Election Process
- Election Timelines
- How to Nominate
- Verifying Nominations
- Finalising the Slate of Candidates
- Notification of Candidates
2) The Election Process
2.1) Eligible Candidate
No person shall be appointed or hold office as a Director if he/she is a person who:
- is under 18 years of age;
- is an undischarged bankrupt;
- would, but for the repeal of Section 117 of the Companies Act 1984 of Mauritius, be prohibited from being a Director or promoter of, or being concerned or taking part in the management of, a company within the meaning of that Act;
- is prohibited from being a director or promoter of or being concerned or taking part in the management of a company under Sections 337 or 338 of the Act;
- is not a natural person; or
- has been adjudged to have been of unsound mind.
2.2) Eligible Voters
Only organisations and persons fulfilling the following criterias are able to vote:
- Any AFRINIC Resource member in good standing. Good Standing in this context refers to a member that has signed the AFRINIC Registration Service Agreement and who has no unsettled financial debt with AFRINIC older than 7 days prior to the election date
- All Registered Members.
- Candidates for open positions (only those who will be present onsite).
- Appointed Proxies duly approved by the CEO at least 48 hours prior to the Election Day and transmitted to the Chair of the Election Committee.
The following voting criteria apply to all candidates:
- A candidate present at the election either has a self-voting right as a candidate or as a Registered Member if they are a board member seeking re-election.
- A candidate cannot carry a proxy (Section 12.12(ix)).
- A candidate can carry the votes of the Resources Members they formally represent, having been registered as one of the organisation's contact persons for at least 12 months before the election date or since that organisation's commencement of membership if less than 12 months old.
MyAFRINIC will be the source of membership status for all eligible voters
An organisation that is not able to send a representative to attend the face-to-face meeting can give its voting rights to a proxy (per Sections 12.11 and 12.12 of the AFRINIC bylaws) by filling the proxy form available from the member's profile within the MyAFRINIC portal (https://my.afrinic.net).
- No member entitled to vote shall carry more than 5 proxies during the said election (Section 12.12.(iiiv)).
- No Candidate to the election of Director of the Company shall act as proxy for any member during such an election (Section 12.12.(ix)).