questions on WG Letter Ballot
I have some questions on the Working Group Letter Ballot rules, both
written and unwritten. I'd appreciate your guidance:
(1) The 802 Rules don't specify a recirculation duration. Is there
any objection to 10 days (all-electronic)?
(2) The 802 Rules specify "at least 50 percent of the members
voting." Does the SEC in practice have a stricter demand?
(3) During recirculation, is it customary (or permissible, or
advisable) to allow voting by members who failed to participate in
the first round? This seems problematic for several reasons.
(4) Would such votes be countable for the purposes of computing the
(5) The 802 Rules say that WG 'Membership may be lost if two of the
last three Working Group letter ballots are not returned, or are
returned with an abstention other than "lack of technical expertise."
This rule may be excused by the Working Group Chair if the individual
is otherwise an active participant.' In deciding how to apply this
rule, I'd appreciate hearing the policies and experiences of other
(6) If (as in (3)) someone skips the original ballot but is allowed
to vote in the recirc, would you count them as having returned the
letter ballot for the purposes of membership retention (5)?
Thanks for your help.
Happy New Year!