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Board of Trustees

2006 Board Election

Election Results

On behalf of the entire Elections Committee, I would like to thank all of the candidates who stood for election to the Internet Society Board of Trustees for terms 2006-2009 and who contributed to the Candidates Forum, thereby substantially exposing their views for the voters as well as for ISOC members generally. Similarly, I want to thank the voters in the election and their efforts to cast thoughtful ballots.

There were three selection processes underway during the last few months.

For the election of Trustees by Organization Members, 74 members were eligible to vote, and we received 28 ballots. The percentage of organizational members participating was much less than last year. No ballots were spoiled or were otherwise invalid. Two positions are to be filled. After a complete count, factoring in membership-level weighting, the results are:

Baoping Yan51 votes
Bill St. Arnaud38 votes

Accordingly, Baoping Yan and Bill St. Arnaud are declared elected to the Internet Society Board of Trustees for 3-year terms.

For the election of Trustees by Chapters, 74 chapters were eligible to vote, and we received 40 ballots. Chapter participation in voting was lower than last year. Two ballots was declared invalid, because they were received after the deadline, but their inclusion would have not influenced the outcome of the elections. One position is to be filled. After a complete count, the results are:

Franck Martin17 votes

Accordingly, Franck Martin is declared elected to the Internet Society Board of Trustees for a 3-year term.

As part of ISOC's election process, one member of the Board is named by the IETF, through selection by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and confirmation by the IESG. We are pleased to be able to announce that Patrik Fltstrm was appointed for a three year term on the Internet Society Board of Trustees.

As chair of the Elections Committee, I would like to congratulate the new trustees and thank all of the candidates for their participation in the process. I hope that all candidates, elected or not, will find ways to make contributions to the Internet Society.

Formal ratification of the election results is dependent on the outcome of the challenge period. Challenges must be received no later than 23:59 GMT on May 29, 2006. A challenge to any nomination or election procedure or result may be raised only by a Trustee, a member of the Nominations or Elections Committees, Candidate or Participating Member. Participating Members may challenge only with respect to their own constituency. Any challenge must be addressed to the President of the Society with a recital of the reasons for the challenge, and must be received no later than 20 days following the election date. 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, which shall be final, no later than 40 days following the election date.

Response to challenges are due by 23:59 GMT on June 18, 2006.

Veni Markovski, Chair, Elections Committee