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RE: [802SEC] +++ SEC Rules Change Letter Ballot +++ Ballot on SEC electronic balloting


This is an improvement, but I still have some comments.

Substantive: There is a requirement that ballots be forwarded to WG and TAG reflectors within 5 working days, but no requirement for minimum duration of ballots so that distribution may occur after the Executive Committee ballot has closed. At a minimum, at least put in a requirement that the ballot duration be something longer than 5 working days. 

There is no minimum duration for rules change ballots and no minimum time between  distribution of the rules change and close of the ballot. In the existing rules that time period is 30 days. A rules change should not be done lightly and urgency is not dictating a short duration so it should have a minimum time period. 30 days would be reasonable.

Editorial: "shall determine minimum duration of the ballot, issue the ballot and tally the results." reads better to me because that is the order one does the actions. 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 7:41 AM
Subject: [802SEC] +++ SEC Rules Change Letter Ballot +++ Ballot on SEC
electronic balloting

Dear SEC members,

Attached you will find the text for an SEC rules change letter ballot on SEC Electronic Balloting.  This letter ballot was approved at the Friday, November 15, 2002 plenary session.  I have made some minor editorial changes to the text originally presented (inserted dates / corrected grammar).  The ballot relates to a prior letter ballot on the same subject but (as explained in the letter ballot text) it is substantially changed.

The scope and purpose of the changes being balloted are as follows:

Purpose: To facilitate the SEC consensus process.

Scope:  To clarify and improve the SEC process for balloting.

The ballot opens today - January 6, 2003 and closes February 6, 2003 12 at 11:59 PM 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.  




Matthew Sherman
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