ICANN Resolutions » 1999-08-26 - At-Large Membership
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Board resolves that the At-Large Directors should be selected by an At-Large Council, the members of which are directly elected by the at-large members of ICANN, and the Council will consist of 18 members selected pursuant to an election process.
RESOLVED [99.87] that the At-Large Directors should be selected by an At-Large Council, the members of which are directly elected by the at-large members of ICANN;
FURTHER RESOLVED [99.88] that the At-Large Council shall consist of a maximum of 18 members, selected pursuant to an election process to be developed by the President and approved by the Board that is consistent with the following principles:
FURTHER RESOLVED [99.89] that the President is authorized to convene a Membership Implementation Task Force, which shall generate and implement strategies for outreach and recruitment of a broad and numerous membership that is globally representative of the Internet user community; identify potential sources of funding for the initial At Large Council elections; design effective membership authentication and online election procedures; and monitor and oversee the initial At Large Council elections to ensure that they are conducted openly and fairly.
FURTHER RESOLVED [99.90] that, while the Board reiterates its determination that the At Large membership will ultimately be expected to fund its operations (including the election process), the President and staff are directed to seek to obtain the necessary funding to conduct the election of the initial At Large Council, and authorized, subject to the availability of adequate funds, to hire or retain sufficient staff support to administer the At Large membership program; support the At Large Council; develop and implement computer and software systems for membership records and online election processes; coordinate the outreach program; and other necessary and related tasks.
FURTHER RESOLVED [99.91] that the President and staff are directed to prepare implementing bylaws, including a definition of the specific rights of members and the responsibilities and scope of the At Large Council, to be presented to the Board for its review and approval following public notice and comment.