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Re: [802SEC] +++ EC Ballot closing Saturday Dec 21 - press release motion regarding 802.11ac publication +++




At 12:29 PM 12/11/2013 -0800, Bruce Kraemer wrote:

Dear EC members,

During a November EC plenary I introduced a planned  press release regarding the pending publication of 802.11ac.

I received no EC comments but Interproser has updated/polished the press release as attached.

RevCom and the Standards Board approved the publication today. Expected publication is December 28 2013.

Release is targeted for CES during the first week of January.

Paul has authorized me to conduct a 10 day eballot on the motion below..

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Motion for 10 day

Start of ballot:  Wednesday 11th December

Close of ballot: Saturday 21th December 2013   11:59PM



The EC approves release of the 802.11ac publication press
announcement after notification of



Moved:   Bruce

Seconded: Jon



Early close: As required in subclause 4.1.2 'Voting Rules' of the
IEEE project 802 LAN/MAN Standards

 (LMSC) Operations Manual (v15 As approved 19 July 2013) , this
is notice that

 this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are
received to clearly decide a



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4.1.2 Voting rules

At times, it may become necessary for the Sponsor to render a decision that cannot be made prior

to the close of one plenary but must be made prior to the opening of the following plenary. Such

decisions may be made using electronic balloting. Provision shall be made for the IEEE 802

LMSC membership to observe and comment on Sponsor electronic ballots. All comments from

those who are not members of the Sponsor shall be considered. Commenters who are not

members of the Sponsor are urged to seek a Voting Member of the Sponsor (normally their WG

or TAG Chair) to include the viewpoint of the commenter in their vote.

The Sponsor Chair, or a Sponsor member designated by the Sponsor Chair (usually a Vice

Chair), shall determine the duration of the ballot, issue the ballot by e-mail and tally the votes

after the ballot is closed. Sponsor Voting Members shall return their vote and comments by


The minimum duration of an electronic ballot shall be 10 days1. For urgent matters once

sufficient response is received to clearly decide a matter, the ballot may be closed early. This

allows a decision to be reach in less than 10 days. Ballots where the possibility of an early close

exists must be clearly marked accordingly. Otherwise, the tally of votes shall not be made until at

least 24 hours after the close of the ballot to allow time for delivery of the e-mail votes.

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