Re: [802SEC] +++ SEC Rules Change Letter Ballot +++ Ballot on SEC electronic balloting
While this is late, I vote disapprove
Comments against Section 184.108.40.206
1) I continue to find the parentheses in the first sentence of 220.127.116.11
problematic. I propose that the sentence be changed to the following.
"The Chair or an Executive Committee member designated by the Chair
(normally the 1st Vice Chair) shall issue, tally the results and
determine the minimum duration of the ballot."
2) For greater clarity, I propose that the last two sentences of
18.104.22.168 be changed to the following.
"The person conducting the ballot may at their discretion extend the
duration of the ballot if a quorum has not been achieved by the
closing date set when the ballot was opened. The closing date may be
extended a maximum of three times with each extension being a maximum of
Comments against Section 3.6.3
3) I continue to find the parentheses in the first sentence of 3.6.3
problematic. I propose that the beginning of the sentence be changed to
"An Executive Committee member designated by the Chair (normally a Vice
Chair) shall distribute the proposed change ............."
4) The new third paragraph is problematic. The first sentence belongs
with the second paragraph. The second sentence is a mystery to me as I
have no clue as to what is being referenced by the phrase "The time
after the current plenary".
I propose that the second paragraph of 3.6.3 be changed to the following.
"Concurrent with the distribution of the LMSC, an Executive Committee
letter ballot shall be conducted with a closing date at least fifteen
(15) days prior to the next Plenary session if conducted by electronic
ballot or at least thirty (30) days prior to the next Plenary session if
conducted by physical ballot."
4) I disagree with the comments of others that paper ballots should not
be allowed. Paper ballots should be an available option if for some
bizarre reason they are needed. Therefore I would rather see a
statement to the effect that ballots are to be conducted by electronic
ballot unless there is a compelling reason to the contrary.
Matthew Sherman wrote:
> Dear SEC members,
> Attached you will find the text for an SEC rules change letter ballot on SEC
> Electronic Balloting. Note that this letter ballot was originally approved
> at the Friday March 15, 2002 plenary session, but was never sent out. I had
> to regenerate the text to be balloted from the minutes of the March SEC
> meeting. It happens there have been some minor updates to the text in
> question based on more recent rules changes ("1st" has been inserted in
> front of "Vice Chair"). Also the phrase "(or other Executive Committee
> member designated by the LMSC Chair)" was not indicated as a change in the
> March SEC meeting minutes, but is clearly added text. Finally, I added an
> editorial comma after "The Chair" in 22.214.171.124. The text could probably be
> improved with further such editorial, but I'll leave that for the rest of
> The scope and purpose of the changes being balloted is as follows:
> Scope: To improve the SEC process for electronic balloting.
> Purpose: To facilitate the SEC consensus process.
> The ballot opens August 27, 2002 and closes October 28, 2002 12 midnight EDT
> (remember if you do not vote or abstain it is equivalent to a DISAPPROVE
> vote). Buzz, please ensure this gets sent to the "802ALL" email list as
> well. WG chairs, if you haven't already done so, please invite your WG
> members to comment through you.
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