AFRINIC election process
This document defines the process to be followed by AFRINIC to conduct election for various institutional positions. It does not supersede the Bylaws and is consistent with the bylaws in all aspects.
The NomCom (Nominations and Elections Committee)
Prior to any election, the Board appoints a Nomination Committee (NomCom), whose responsibility is to search for, screen and propose suitable candidates that will stand for Board election. The NomCom’s responsibilities are defined in section 9 of the AFRINIC bylaws.
Extract of section 9
There shall be a Nomination Committee (Nom Com), which shall consist of a chairman and three other members all appointed by the Board and composed of qualified and experienced persons. The Board shall make public call for voluntary nomination from the African Internet Community.
The task of the NomCom shall cover the election for open Board seats, PDP-WG chair(s) and NRO-NC representatives.
The four (4) members of the NomCom will be composed as follows:
- 1 Member selected from within the Board (Should not be from the region for which an election is being held).
- 3 volunteers selected from the community.
The 4 members must by consensus elect a Chair within the specified timeline. Where there is a lack of consensus, the member appointed by the board will chair the committee and all its proceedings.
NomCom members serve on a voluntary basis, supported and guided by the CEO along with a staff member appointed by the CEO. The committee essentially works via e-mail (using a designated mailing list) and teleconferences.
The NomCom Chairperson and appointed AFRINIC staff will work together as Election committee as per Section 10 of AFRINIC bylaws.
Appointment of NomCom
Once the date of the first Public Policy Meeting of the year has been determined, the process to appoint the NomCom is initiated using the following timeline:
|Call for Volunteers to the Nominations Committee:||120 days|
|Appointment and publication of NomCom:||105 days|
|Election of NomCom Chair:||90 days|